FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Don Gorske plans to eat his 25,000th Big Mac on the 39th anniversary of eating his first.

A special ceremony is planned at McDonald’s in Fond du Lac Tuesday afternoon.

The 57-year-old Fond du Lac man says he ate nine on May 17, 1972 and has only missed eight days since then, for various reasons. He usually eats two a day.

He has kept most of the boxes or receipts or has made specific notes in calendars that he’s kept.

Gorske says he probably has an obsessive-compulsive disorder but he doesn’t consider it a problem.

He jokes that 25,000 is a milestone because people didn’t think he’d live this long. But he says he recently saw a doctor who said he was in good health and his cholesterol is low.

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Comments (43)
  1. Pork Chop Fan says:


  2. JamieinMN says:

    2 big macs a day?!?!?! Oh man….

  3. thoththebuilder says:

    You know he has to get extra cheese everytime. Where is the pic of this guy? I want to see his “doctor’s” idea of “good health” and what’s his doctor’s name? Ronald McDonald M.D?

  4. st paul says:

    Guy must be one nasty greaseball.

  5. Luke says:

    This guy is in the movie Supersize Me. He is thin and fit and healthy, but it’s because he does NOT eat the fries or get anything to drink. That’s why he’s healthy.

  6. Tim says:

    just think how many dollars he spent over that time. i mean we all gotta eat but when You think about something like that, thats a college fund, You know? too bad it couldnt have been used as some kind of tax write off

    1. JamieinMN says:

      He would’ve had to buy some other food anyways, what’s your point?

  7. Kelly Schmidt says:

    OMG that’s SO GROSS! When did America start considering that a “healthy lifestyle”? And even more concerning, is he admits it’s an obssesive thing, but doesn’t see a problemw with it! Seriously??

    1. eastside_evil says:

      Why is it gross? Because you think so? How do you know there’s a problem with this guy’s joking admission of an obsessive disorder? It was a joke!

      And when did “America” start considering that a healthy lifestyle? That wasn’t even in the article, so where did you come up with that little gem, Kelly? Making stuff up to add?

    2. JamieinMN says:

      It’s not America, it’s apparently him and his DR who said he is in GOOD health. Nobody claimed that it’s a healthy lifestyle. I love when people pull words out of nowhere!

    3. Cindy says:

      Kelly – way to blame all of America for this guys mental problems. And whatever problems he has are his…no one else should care. Why do you care if he is obsessive? What if he was obsessive about cleaning his belly-button lint out and had to do it 20 times a day. Would you care? Get your own life. Stop blaming “America” for one person’s problem.

  8. Reasonable says:

    You can be “healthy” with low cholesterol and still have the world’s nastiest colon…

  9. was it worth it? says:

    You know what they call a Big Mac in France?

    1. le Big Mac says:

      Big Kahuna Burger?

  10. Fat Is where it's at says:

    Dang I loved those when I was 18 and now I’m 55. If I ate those now I would be fat, I’m surprised he is still alive.

  11. eastside_evil says:

    You’re surprised but his doctor isn’t. He’s 185 lbs and over 6 feet tall. His cholestorol is 140. He’s over 40 so he’s probably had a colonoscopy. I doubt any of you know more about this man’s fitness and health levels by reading this one article than his doctor does by providing his care all these years. Or do you…

    1. RealEastSide Sucker says:

      Let me guess….he’s your brother or something? Are you two the fat twins i see on the motorcycles in the Guiness Book?

      1. eastside_evil says:

        I’m in better shape than you are. And that makes me smile.

        1. RealEastSide Sucker says:

          I’m surprised you even took a break from drinking your afternoon beer (lord knows you are not employeed) to crack a smile…..congrats fatty!!!

          1. eastside_evil says:

            Hahahaha, another good one. Keep trying. You are amusing me.

            I’d love to have an afternoon beer, but I’m busy at my 6-figure income job until at least 4pm. I don’t have an advanced degree or anything. I just got lucky with the job. I’ll admit it. But here I am. 🙂

            As far as getting the beer, I’ll grab one at Gabe’s after work since it’s close.

            How about you?

            1. Lol@eastside says:

              6figures yet you live in precott and comment on here 24/7

              1. eastside_evil says:

                No not 24/7. If I’m waiting for people to finish their projects, I typically have blocks of 20-30 minutes throughout the day that are free.

                Don’t be jealous. I’m not the one trying to put you down or insult you, but for some reason you can’t resist trying to take shots at me, so ok. If it makes you feel better, you can keep trying, but your effectiveness is at a static 0%.

                I’m sure life will look up for you soon. Hang in there.

  12. NV says:

    Congrats to the man and EWW to the 2 BigMacs/day. Barf. Godspeed.

  13. M B says:

    Some people have strong constitutions. There are those that live to be 75-80 while smoking and never get sick. He’s surely one of those exceptions to the rule. If I ate two of those a day, I’d certainly not be as healthy as he supposedly is.

  14. jon says:

    Big mac has like 500 calorie. So two a day would be like 1000 or so. If he eats one for lunch and one for dinner that leaves another 1000 calories for the day before he would start getting fat.

  15. jon says:

    If he exercises that would add another 300-500 calories he could eat and not get fat.

    1. NLM says:

      Calories are not the only factor at play in diet… fat intake surely effects health as well and a Big Mac is a LOT of fat…

  16. eastside_evil says:

    Good call, Jon. If the guy is at least reasonably active and not a slug on the couch slamming brewskies all night while shoveling his Big Macs in, there should be no issue with staying in shape and remaining healthy.

    As with anything though, you gotta want it.

    1. RealEastSide Sucker says:

      You seem to know alot about his health there buddy…..interesting. The way you could cite his us his demo’s and vital’s. I’m guessin you probably know him “intimately” to get that kind of information!!!!!

      And nice cliche……”you gotta want it”. Did you read that off a box of wheaties this morning? What a joke!!

      1. eastside_evil says:

        Sorry, but I am impervious to online bullying, and your tactics probably wouldn’t work on a child either.

        Have a nice day.

        1. eastside_evil says:

          Ok, I fixed it all. Can we talk now? 🙂

          I’m employed (gainfully even)
          Not poor. And I’m not rich either, but I’m not driving an 86 Dodge Colt to work.
          I’m not fat. Never have been. 194 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal.
          I graduated HS with honors. Graduated college too, but not with any honors.

          So why am I “human trash” exactly? I’m curious. Indulge me please. 🙂

          1. Kate says:

            You are hilarious, thanks for the good reading material.

            1. eastside_evil says:

              I’m here for you, Kate. Keep smiling and laughing. 😀

              1. got fat? says:

                Iv’e seen your “sex appeal”, and it ain’t pretty, but it makes up at least a quarter of your 198 lb..

  17. Kelly says:

    I just think one would get tired of big macs after awhile.

  18. loser says:

    I bet you are FAT AS HELL! What an idiot! That’s the problem with America- set some better goals- knob!

    1. eastside_evil says:

      Way to read, “loser.”

      He’s 185 pounds.

      How much do YOU weigh?

      1. RealEastSide Sucker says:

        Again…you are a mental midget.

        YOU read THIS article again……where does it say anything about his height or weight?


        I guess you really are so slow that they classify you as vulnerable adult. I should probably not type so many words over 4 characters….sorry pal. And hang in there little buddy….it gets better.

        1. eastside_evil says:

          It’ll get better when you learn to read. That much is certain.

          The article doesn’t mention his height and weight. But 2 seconds worth of googling leads you to it. The reason I mention it at all is because people are commenting without knowing what they’re talking about by saying “He must be fat.”

          Did you see any of those comments? It would seem not.

  19. thankseveryone says:

    After reading some of these comments, I have to wonder why newspapers bother having comments sections. It’s almost entirely worthless drivel. Seriously, WCCO, please get rid of your comments section. At best, it’s a source of occasional chuckles and at worse, it gives the impression that the only people that read your website are angry, arrogant narcissists looking for the next thing to be outraged by.

    1. eastside_evil says:

      “it gives the impression that the only people that read your website are angry, arrogant narcissists looking for the next thing to be outraged by.”

      Are you saying that isn’t accurate?

      After all the fear-mongering and hate-spreading by the political parties we have, is it any wonder?

  20. eastside_evil says:

    Is that you, Miranda? I thought we were over, now quit talking trash about me.

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