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The McEverything

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When it comes to food, $141.33 can get you a lot. In fact, it's more than enough for a pretty decent meal for two at a really nice restaurant. Or you can do what I did recently and spend that exact same amount buying one of every single sandwich -- breakfast sandwiches included -- that McDonald's offers...

Actually, I should correct myself. The price of the sandwiches was $140.33... the extra dollar was for the Diet Coke that I added to my order. You know... to keep it healthy.

You see, I have a bucket list, but instead of things like sky diving, swimming with sharks or other death defying feats of adventure that you'd find on most typical bucket lists, mine is completely food related. The number one thing on my list for two or three years now has been to make this sandwich, which I've dubbed the McEverything.

So why didn't I build this monster creation earlier? Honestly, I figured that if I went into a McDonald's location and ordered 43 different sandwiches -- which is how many the fast food giant offered as of the writing of this story -- that they'd either think I was totally insane or just completely hate me for having them make so many different sandwiches as part of just one order.

I finally decided to give it a shot, though and I'm happy to report that the entire crew at the McDonald's located on 66th and North Avenue in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin was more than accommodating. They even seemed a little excited to see just how tall the McEverything turned out to be.

Since I wanted to include both breakfast and lunch sandwiches as part of the McEverything, I showed up about 30 minutes prior to the end of breakfast service just to give the workers enough time to assemble all the breakfast sandwiches before the menu switched over to lunch. They were also able to ring everything up all on one receipt as well, so I didn't have to place two orders, which was nice.

After all 43 sandwiches were finished and sitting at my table, I got to work putting the McEverything together. I originally anticipated it only being a couple of feet high, but as you can see from the photo, it ended up much taller than that. I took a few photos along the way as well, just so the whole thing wouldn't be a total waste if ended up tumbling over onto the floor before I finished stacking all the sandwiches on top of one another. Oh, and if you're wondering how I held the entire thing together, the answer is bamboo skewers... lots and lots of bamboo skewers.

Aside from keeping the McEverything from toppling over as I was assembling it, I'd say that the hardest part of building it was not eating any of the sandwiches until it was complete. I'm a total sucker for McDonald's sandwiches, especially their McGriddles.

Now, I know that some of you are probably reading this right now and thinking to yourself "Man, what kind of idiot spends $143 on 43 McDonald's sandwiches?" 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 or so!