"It is possible to die from eating. But I think to be professional means you don't die." (Takeru Kobayashi)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Super Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger

The Gateway Grizzlies, a minor league baseball team from Illinois, have unveiled a 1000 calorie concessions treat called "Baseball's Best Burger." The gutbuster with the pitifully uninspiring name is described in a Grizzlies press release as "a thick and juicy burger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon [...] placed in between each side of a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut." So far the stunt seems to be paying off because news of the burger has been lighting up the blogosphere and the story has even appeared on MSNBC and ESPN's Cold Pizza.

But the mastermind behind the sandwich can't take full credit. It's essentially a clone of the Luther Burger from Mulligan's Bar in Decatur, Georgia. As far as I can tell, the Luther Burger first hit the grill some time in early 2005. To further cloud the whodunitfirst mystery, here's a blog entry from way back in April 2003 that talks about two friends having fun with Krispy Kremes the innards of a cheeseburger.

If you're still not completely repulsed (I couldn't be hungrier!) check out this great thread about a guy who cooked up his own version of the freakish burger, complete with photos and detailed taste descriptions.


Anonymous Ashley said...

Wow. I am definitely ready for lunch. Your blog is GREAT and inspiring...My friends' reactions have ranged from: "HOLY COW, I thought he'd be huge!" to "do you think he's digested the two-pounder yet?" to "So when's he eating the buffet?"
Go get 'em, Davers.

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