Our friend, Donald Gorske is known as "The King of Big Macs," and recently he made headlines for making sure he's going to keep his Guinness World Record.

In 1999, he achieved a Guinness World Record for most Big Mac burgers eaten in a lifetime, but he bested that record in 2022 with a startling 32,340 Big Macs.

Of course, he's eaten more than that by now, but the official count sits at 32,340.


“I love hamburgers like no other food. I am closing in on 50 years of eating them next year, after eating a Big Mac every single day. This is a McDonald’s Big Mac – it's the best sandwich in the world! When I like something, I stick with it all the time," he told Guinness.

As of December 11th, 2023, he's now eaten 34,086 Big Macs. He told us during a phone interview, which you can listen to here:

He eats two Big Macs a day, averaging 14 a week.

When his big journey started, he recalled it being May 17th, 1972 after getting his first car. He was eating 9 a day at that time.

“I drove straight to McDonald’s, got my first three Big Macs, then got in the car and ate them. In that moment I said ‘I’m going to probably eat these for the rest of my life’. I through the cartons in the back of my seat, and started counting them from day one.”

Guinness World Record
Guinness World Record

Donald takes the record so seriously he's kept every container and receipt from the sales.

To stay healthy, and maintain his great blood sugar level and exceptional cholesterol level, he walks about six miles a day.

Read more at Guinness World Records

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