With 563 calories, 33 grams of fat, 79 mg of cholesterol and 1,007 mg of sodium, McDonald’s Big Macs should be more of an occasional treat than a diet staple.
Unless you’re 65-year-old Donald Gorske, the all-American McDonald’s machine who has scarfed down several Big Macs a day since 1972. In 2018, Gorske cleared his 30,000th Big Mac to some media fanfare (he is a Guinness World Record holder, after all), while also telling WBAY-TV that his cholesterol and blood pressure are normal. Oh, and he also has about 6,000 pristine boxes of Big Mac containers, and has never peeled off those game piece stickers — presumably because the cardboard burger receptacles are just too beautiful.
He’s looking forward to celebrating his 40,000th Big Mac, a feat that would occur when Gorkse is 78 years old. Godspeed, patriot.