FOND DU LAC -- A Fond du Lac man said ate his 30,000th Big Mac on Friday.
Don Gorske said he ate his first Big Mac on May 17, 1972, and has enjoyed, on average, two of the sandwiches nearly every day since.
“I take that first bite, it WAS the best thing I had ever tasted in my life,” reads a pamphlet from Gorske that chronicles his hamburger habit.
An entry titled “Summer of 1972” reads, “When I’m not at work, or going to McDonalds [sic], I’m at County Stadium, eating a Big Mac while watching the Brewers, or I’m ‘cruising Main Street’ like everybody else."
Gorske’s good health can be verified by asking his wife, a nurse practitioner, he writes.
“My height is 6’2”, [and] if I try hard, I can get up to 195 pounds,” he writes.
There have been eight days that have not included a Big Mac for Gorske since he took that first bite of one in 1972, he wrote. The most recent was November 23, 2011, when McDonald’s was closed for Thanksgiving Day. He thought he had a Big Mac saved in the freezer, but was mistaken.
“It’ll never happen again,” he wrote.