The Wisconsin man celebrated his achievement at the McDonald's on Military Road in Fond Du Lac. Gorske is now the proud holder of Guinness Book's "Most Big Macs consumed" title.
This record means that he has eaten at least one Big Mac per day since 1972.
At the price of $3.57 each, Gorske would have spend an estimated $80,000 on the fast food hamburgers in the last 46 years. It wouldn't be the first time.
If success could be measured in McDonald's Big Macs, then a Wisconsin man has done it all.
Gorske showed off his decades of receipts, sandwich wrappers and containers. He had eaten 28,788 Big Macs then.
Don Gorske is tall and thin with a graying ponytail. "You can not take Big Macs in front of the inmates", he said. Among the other Big Mac-related facts he knows is the date that McDonald's switched from lettuce leaves to shredded lettuce - February 10, 1999.
In case you're wondering, Gorske says his cholesterol and blood pressure are normal and he weighs five pounds less than he did when he ate his 25,000th Big Mac in 2011.
The Big Mac fan's television appearances include the "Rachel Ray Show", "Jimmie Kimmel", "Lopez Tonight", "I've got a Secret", "Oprah" and "Inside Edition". And he doesn't appear to be suffering for his cause: Ellen DeGeneres had his cholesterol checked in 2003 and came up with 140, and he's run a marathon-with Big Mac No. 21,387 in hand. He has enjoyed an average of two sandwiches almost every day since that magical day.
The Big Mac was introduced in 1968 and features two all-beef patties on sesame seed buns with cheese, pickles, onions and a special sauce.