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He Is What He Ate

February 2023
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Our little feature on diners, “Slice of Pie and a Cup of Coffee—That’ll Be Fifteen Cents, Honey,” in the April, 1977, issue brought forth a note of commendation from Fred E. Magel of River Forest, Illinois. Mr. Magel knows whereof he speaks, for he tells us that “My father was a restaurant buff and a builder. I served the late Duncan Hines grading key restaurants. Perhaps I’ve dined in more restaurants than anyone else in history.”

That is entirely possible, since Mr. Magel has eaten in more than forty thousand restaurants and is listed as the champion restaurant patron in the Guinness Book of Records . “I’m the only one in the book,” he tells us, “who breaks his own record daily .”

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