Posted at 3:43 PM on March 10, 2006
by Ben Tesch
The big news on a casual Friday is the donut burger, a promotion by the Gateway Grizzlies baseball squad of the Frontier League to finish their quest of creating "baseball's best burger". The sandwich is a hamburger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon, all between a bun made of a sliced Krispy Kreme donut. It weighs in at 1,000 calories and 45 grams of fat, but the bonus is you get your dinner and dessert at the same time!
The last sports-related food item to garner this much attention was the Roethlisburger, a sandwich named for the popular Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. This baby had ground beef, sausage, scrambled eggs, grilled onions and American cheese, and each took 10 minutes to make.
The sad thing is, I don't think either get close to Burger King's Meatnormous Omelet Sandwich.
Isn't this just a ripoff of "The Itis", an episode of The Boondocks cartoon on Cartoon Network?
According to Snopes, the "Luther" has been served probably before Boondocks put it in that episode (although they are strikingly similar... I hope that the real version doesn't have 5 strips of bacon, including outside the donut). The Hamdog looks about a million times more ridiculous/heart-stopping. I'm sure it's hard to pinpoint who really invented it... seems every corner bar claims to be the "home of" some weird sandwich that exists several other places.