In February, So Good wrote about a young man named Ryan Giesel, who started a Facebook group called “If 100,000 people join, I’ll eat every McDonalds value meal, #1-12.” At the time, barely anyone had taken notice. The group, created in December of 2007, was languishing, with only a few thousand members. That’s when So Good decided that someone needed to take this kid up on his offer, because this was something America needed to see attempted.

So like any patriotic American who wanted to help do something great for his country, I wrote a detailed post about his Facebook group. Within 12 hours, the story was picked up by Fark and several dozen other websites. By the next day, the story was being reported by radio and TV stations across America, even as far away as New Zealand. The Facebook group instantly zoomed to more than 60,000 members and Ryan was interviewed by radio stations about his planned attempt. Ryan even set up a website, 12 Meals or Bust.

A few weeks ago, his Facebook group finally hit 100,000 members. True to his word, Ryan trudged to a nearby McDonald’s, and with his friends filming, he began slowly eating each value meal, one by one.

In his Facebook group, Ryan vowed:

“I will consume every value meal from McDonalds, starting with the Big Mac all the way to the Fish Fillet. I cannot get up, it will all be done in one sitting. I will consume every piece of food.”

So did he do it? NO. Ryan hit his 10th meal and then quit. He never even made it to the dreaded Filet-o-Fish.  Downing 10 meals is an incredible performance, but in the end he came up short.

Sadly, his night ended not in a moment of glory, but with intense vomiting in the parking lot:

Ryan may not mind that he didn’t make it to all 12 meals. Perhaps prior to actually having to attempt the eating feat, he lost his training focus after becoming an on-campus celebrity. He was too busy doing interviews with his college newspaper and, I can only surmise, hooking up with a steady stream of college fatties – who were turned on by the thought of him stuffing so many value meals into his gullet.

But alas, the fame probably didn’t last long. In the end he was left all alone. Just him, a bunch of McDonald’s value meals, and a string of horrifying memories of hooking up with really, really fat chicks.

For anyone who has 20 minutes, the video of his attempt to eat all 12 McDonald’s meals has been posted on Google Video HERE.

* Note: I have never met Ryan Giesel. I do not have evidence to back up some of my statements, particularly those about him hooking up with a lot of fat chicks. But these statements COULD be true. Let’s just say that I have no way of disproving them.

54 Responses

  1. JTH

    I could eat 12 in one sitting. McDonalds isn’t even filling. Wait…does that include fries and soda? If it includes fries and soda then only that Kobayashi guy could do that.

  2. Geminate

    I guess for some all 12 would be difficult. McDonald’s has so much downsized all menu items while raising the prices up and up that eating everything on the menu would be simple…for me. Go back to 1975 and it would be impossible for anyone to eat everything on the menu being that everything was large (normal sized) and inexpensive. All McDonald’s serves now is child sized portions at adult prices, taking a minimum of four meals to actually have had a meal.

  3. DJ

    OF COURSE it means fries and soda! What part of the phrase “value MEAL” do you not understand?? God, you’re even dumber than Giesel. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone too stupid to understand a McD menu!!

  4. Michael Goodale

    Wow. Now I want McDonald’s really really bad. I’m so hungry. Mmmm. McDonald’s.

  5. The Square Root of Jello

    Sounds like a really sophisticated American college student.

    Founding Fathers would be proud to see how far we’ve come.

    Hope someone gave him an after dinner mint.

  6. Knower

    Fries and soda are what makes it a value meal. Otherwise it’d just be a sandwich.

  7. Aaron


    This kid should hang his head in shame until he actually does what he said he would do.

  8. Still Knowin'

    Hey Geminate, how big was a quarter pounder back in 1975? That’s what I thought.


    i went to school with him, not surprising 1. that he said he would do it and 2. that he failed 🙂

  10. Jj

    Ick, I’m surprised he didn’t dry up from all the salt within the first 3 burgers.
    McD’s blows.

  11. Brandon

    Oh yeah, well I can eat like two(that’s 2) double cheeseburgers. So there. And a soda. Oh snap!

  12. Vijay Prozak

    He’s lucky he’s alive. I think one “Value Meal” might cause me to vomit intensely, since it’s so overprocessed it is guaranteed to cause gut spasms.

  13. N

    ok whoever said that you need 4 items for equivalent of one meal you are trippin, theres like 25grams of protein in a double cheese, however im not disagreeing with you i generally eat at least a couple double cheese burgers and a 20 piece nugget

  14. Grimace

    Why is everyone hating on Filet-o-Fish. No product ever combined fish-like substance cheese and tartar sauce to a better result.

  15. Canadian

    Like, we don’t have that problem in Canada eh?

    Because of our awesome Vancouver pot, ANYONE in Canada can chow down on the 12 value meals and still have room for an ice cream cone.

    It comes from chasing moose and beaver, and the extreme physical exercise regimen enforced by our hockey stick swinging mounties.

    Now, if you haven’t smoked pot, I would say 1, maybe two meals tops. If you need four, you need to look down and honestly determine if you can still see your feet. without bending over. Or using a mirror. Fatty.

  16. Emily Too

    I <3 McD’s. You people saying McD’s has child sized portions are ridiculous. Even a happy meal can satisfy an adult. Does it feel like you just ate Thanksgiving dinner? No, but satisfying? Yes. “however im not disagreeing with you i generally eat at least a couple double cheese burgers and a 20 piece nugget.” lol sorry that makes me laugh. That is a ridiculous amount of food. Most everyone loves to eat but come on, 20 nuggets and two double cheeseburgers?

  17. shatterproof

    the people complaining here that 12 meals from mcdicks isn’t enough food, or the guy going on about how he eats 4 mcdicks meals at a time… argh, something wrong here..


  18. Farquing Farker

    Oh, am I late?
    Does MacDonalds have steak and lobster, escargot?
    Perchance an impressive wine list?
    Now I see, it’s one of those places
    children go. Ewww.
    I put on the dreaded little black dress for this?
    Sombody’s gonna lose a kneecap.

  19. thanks

    thanks for wasting 20 minutes of my life you stupid fucks.
    go kill yourselves

  20. popopy

    im still proud of him because he downed 10 value meals and thats saying alot. and atleast he attempted this, idk anyone else who would


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