How many smooshed patties does that devotion add up to? In 2016 it was 28,788 Big Macs, the number he needed to beat the Guinness World record for most McDonald's bathrooms ruined. Since then, Gorske has broken the meaty barrier of 30,000, adding that "approximately 90% of my solid diet is probably Big Macs." Even more impressive is that in the nearly 50 years of his adult life, he reckons there have been only eight days that he hasn't set foot in a Mickey D's. One time it was because a blizzard had shut down the town and closed the restaurant (he still drove through the storm to check). Another was the day his mother died -- not out of grief, but because it was his mother's actual dying wish that he would knock it off for just one day.
But despite what such a diet (and mullet) may suggest, Gorske is in perfect health. He even had a medical checkup on Ellen to dispel any assumptions that he's basically a living meat patty. Shockingly, he's probably in better shape than most of us, seeing as how he ran the San Diego marathon at age 53, all while holding aloft his favorite burger. And with his perfect blood pressure and cholesterol, the most challenging part was probably not biting down on that delicious Big Mac for 26 long miles.