In the town of Sauget, Illinois, a donut revolution is about to begin.
Just in time for their 2006 season opener this May, the Gateway Grizzlies baseball team, part of the Frontier League, will unveil what they're calling "Baseball's Best Burger." The sandwich will consist of a hamburger, sharp cheddar cheese, and two slices of bacon nestled between a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut! The burger will contain approximately 1000 calories and 45 grams of fat. It will retail for $4.50.
Tony Funderburg, the Grizzly's general manager, told ESPN.com that he got the idea after reading about a restaurant/bar called Mulligan's in Decatur, Georgia, which serves up a similar Kreme-encased sandwich. Mulligan's version is called the "Luther Burger," after the late R&B singer Luther Vandross. Rumor has it that the Nut-burger may actually have been invented by Vandross himself, one day when he ran out of hamburger buns.
Whatever the initial source of the Nut-burger may be, Blognut would like to salute this culinary masterpiece.