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March 10, 2006

Cuisine d'Homer: Minor League Franchise Introduces Krispy Kreme Donut Burger

For coronary daredevils only:

The Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League promised to create "Baseball's Best Burger" in time for the team's opener in late May. And they appear to have succeeded.

The ballpark sandwich will include a hamburger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon -- all between a "bun" made of a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut.

If you can find a (loop)hole in your cardiologist's advice, calorie counters predict the monster will set you back about 1,000 calories and 45 grams of fat.

"We have had the opportunity to bring in a new concession item for the past two seasons and each of them have been very successful," said Grizzlies general manager Tony Funderburg. He told ESPN.com that he got the idea after reading about Mulligan's in Atlanta, which has a similar sandwich called the Luther Burger.

Funderberg, who has said he has eaten at least 10 of the Grizzlies' new creations as part of a "sampling process," said the team hopes to sell 100 to 200 of them a night at $4.50. He calls it a bargain, considering it is a meal and a dessert in one.

Coming soon: The black-and-brown, which is a pint of Guiness mixed with a chocolate milkshake.

Just as Europe catches up to us in morbid obesity rates, we up the ante again.

We're America. We will not be second best.

Thanks to Michael.


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