‘The rest of my life’: Donald Gorske celebrates eating a Big Mac every day for the last 50 years

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A man celebrated his 50-year anniversary not with his wife, nor with his job, but with his love for McDonald’s Big Macs.

Donald Gorske celebrated Tuesday which marked the 50-year anniversary of him eating a Big Mac almost everyday, according to Guinness World Records

He missed only eight days in the last 50 years and sometimes eats two Big Macs a day. 

“When I like something, I stick with it all the time.” Gorske told Guinness. 

Gorske went to his local McDonald’s in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where he had his first bite of the burger in 1972, Guinness said. 

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“In that moment I said ‘I’m going to probably eat these for the rest of my life’,” he said. 

The site of his original Big Mac congratulated Gorske with a sign saying “Congrats Don on 50 years of Macs”.

He broke the record for the most Big Mac burgers eaten in a lifetime in 1999 after eating 15,490. In 2021, Guinness updated the total to 32,340.

“I’ll probably be eating Big Macs every day for the rest of my life,” Gorske told Guinness. 

Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: agilbert@usatoday.com.