Chipman says he's dreamed of ordering this fast food monster since he first launched his blog, DudeFoods, a few years ago, but he was worried about annoying the employees. "I felt like if I went to into McDonald's and ordered every single sandwich, they would hate me," he tells Yahoo Shine.
But sometimes, like Sir Edmund Hillary, Neil Armstrong, or Geronimo, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
On Monday, Chipman gathered his courage — and his appetite — and marched into the franchise on the corner of 66th Street and North Avenue in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, to place his megaorder. He strategically arrived at about 10 a.m., just after the morning rush and well before the noon crowd would come pouring in. Not only would the staff be in a lull, but both breakfast and lunch sandwiches would also be available. No wonder the assault took three years to plan.
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"I'm happy to report that the entire crew at the McDonald's…was more than accommodating," he writes on his blog. "They even seemed a little excited to see just how tall the McEverything turned out to be." Just how tall? While he anticipated his monster sandwich would measure less than 24 inches, it actually stacked up to be a soaring 4 feet high. And the bill was lofty as well — his McEverything meal tab came in at $141.33. "Actually, I should correct myself," he writes. "The price of the sandwiches was $140.33…the extra dollar was for the Diet Coke that I added to my order."
During the 20 minutes or so it took for two employees to make all 43 sandwiches, Chipman says, "I poked my head into the back a few times and apologized, but they were awesome." He then got busy himself, unwrapping and skewering together the layers like a giant bun-and-patty kebab. The other customers who were at the location at the time, (people he describes as "mainly senior citizens having coffee") quizzed him on his motivation and "tried to take pictures on their cell phones that they didn't know how to use."
After eating three of the breakfast sandwiches, he disassembled the whole thing and took the rest home. Chipman assures Yahoo Shine that's he's in good health and "has a really fast metabolism." He adds, "The best part was that my wife planned to go grocery shopping later that same day and she texted me saying, 'Ummmmmm, we don't have any room for groceries since the entire refrigerator is full of McDonald's sandwiches.'"
A few of the other inspired (or deranged, depending on your point of view) culinary inventions Chipman has created and covered on his blog include tacos with a latticed bacon shell and grilled cheese sandwiches made only of cheese.
While some commenters on his most recent blog post have chided him for dropping over $140 on a single McDonald's meal, Chipman writes, "The way I see it though is that with all the leftovers I have, I've got all my breakfasts, lunches and dinners covered for the next week…!"