Actor Rob Lowe has almost 100 acting credits to his name and has been nominated for over a dozen awards, but apparently none of those stack up to his latest celebrity achievement.
Lowe now supposedly has one of the only two McGold cards in the world. What at honor! The West Wing star shared a photograph of his achievement on Instagram. The solid metal card was engraved with: “This card entitles Rob free food for himself for one year at any of our Santa Barbara or Goleta Locations. Valid October 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016” The card was also signed with, “Thank you for your friendship,” from David Peterson, the son of the legendary Egg McMuffin creator who also first brought McDonald’s to Santa Barbara.
However, Lowe must have misunderstood, as his caption with the photo reads, “Without a doubt the single best honor ever bestowed on me. One of the only two in the world. Membership has its privileges, and those privileges are free meals for life!” He also added the hashtags, “ImLovinIt” and “dadbod.”
While the post got the attention of several fans who corrected his mistake, one fan hilariously wrote, “Chris Traeger would NOT approve.” This is in reference to Lowe’s character on the hit TV show Parks and Recreation, who is a fitness freak and wants to be the first person to live to 150.
There isn’t much information available online about this revered McGold card, which might mean that it really is as elite as Rob Lowe says it is. After a little bit of searching, it appears the only other person who has this metal card is Larry Crandell, a renowned community leader in Santa Barbara—although his card, apparently received from David Peterson in honor of his 90th birthday, entitles him to free McDonald’s for life.
Rob Lowe, Instagram post, October 4, 2015.
Dickson, J., “McGold Card,” SantaBarbara.com, May 8, 2014.