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‘Big Mac maniac’ eats his 30,000th burger

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A person who says a Big Mac is his “good meals” has now eaten 30,000 of the McDonald’s burgers.

“This one is a biggie for me,” retired jail officer Don Gorske mentioned as he reached the culinary milestone in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

It was one thing he had been “trying ahead to”, native media reported.

As acknowledged by the Fond du Lac Reporter, the 64-year-old “Big Mac maniac” gave a “half-hour presentation” to a crowd that gathered to look at him eat the milestone meal.

He scoffed the all-beef patty with particular sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions (all on a sesame-seed bun) on the restaurant the place he had his first.

The outlet, on Military Road, was the one one in Fond du Lac when Mr Gorske started his dietary journey, shortly after getting his driving licence in 1972.

Image: Don Gorske says a Big Mac is his ‘good meals’

In Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 documentary Supersize Me, he defined: “As quickly as I acquired my first automobile, that is the primary place I got here to.

“The first day I got here right here I ate 9 Big Macs. It was like I could not get sufficient hamburger at the moment.”

Mr Gorske, who proposed to his spouse below the golden arches in a McDonald’s automobile park, mentioned individuals “prefer to see proof” of his consumption.

To that finish, he retains hundreds of receipts, sandwich wrappers and containers.

But whereas he has plenty of element to doc his obsession, he did lose about 7,000 Styrofoam cartons in a twister in 1990. They had been “in every single place”, he mentioned.

Image: Mr Gorske has documented his burger eating regimen

As acknowledged by the McDonald’s web site, there are 540 energy in a Big Mac, and 28g of fats.

The NHS advises: “If you at the moment eat greater than 90g (cooked weight) of crimson and processed meat a day, the Department of Health advises that you simply minimize all the way down to 70g, which is the common day by day consumption within the UK.”

As for Mr Gorske, it doesn’t trouble him if individuals joke about his eating regimen.

“People make enjoyable of me, nevertheless it by no means bothered me,” he mentioned.

“At my final medical check-up I had low ldl cholesterol and my blood stress was good.”

Explaining his dietary decisions, he wrote in a guide that “every thing about consuming Big Macs on daily basis was good.

“I by no means needed to prepare dinner. It was quick and prepared inside minutes after I left work on daily basis.

“I by no means had a longing for one thing totally different. I had discovered my good meals.

“The stress of getting to eat a non-McDonalds meal was over.”

While he has consumed nearly two Big Macs each say on common, with “roughly 90%” of his “stable eating regimen” most likely coming from them, there have been blips.

“No Big Mac occurred on August 13, 1994,” he wrote in his guide. “I did not understand it was doable to drive 600 miles and never see a McDonalds.”

Another burger-less day was when his mom died in 1988, after she “requested I not eat a Big Mac on (that) day, in remembrance of her”.

The Big Mac connoisseur is dismissive of different burger chains, saying he has solely eaten one Burger King Whopper.

“A man gave me 5 bucks to eat a Whopper,” he mentioned.

“After I ate the Whopper, I took my 5 bucks over to McDonald’s and acquired some Big Macs.”

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