Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.
Writing these words a few years ago would of been something that a lot of you would look at in disgust and wonder who on earth would actually make the effort of eating such a monstrosity. These days however, it is a common name among not just the US but even a very small amount of UK places (oh yes, there are hardly any I have checked) are serving these things. So today lets take it back to its ‘roots’ and explore the origins of the Donut burger.
Firstly for those who have not come along this product before let me describe what a Donut Burger actually is. It has everything that a burger has although instead of burger buns they are replaced with donuts. Now as you probably guessed these things really are full of a lot of calories.
There are many disputes as to where the origins of this product actually comes from and there is one argument that it was created as it was a favourite delicacy of singer and songwriter Luther Vandross. It was mentioned in a 2006 animated series called The Boondocks.
According to stories, Mulligans in Georgia created it when they ran out of burger buns and needed an alternative. Many places have produced their own versions of the Donut burger including Krispy Kreme Donuts being used in a variety of them. It is a popular delicacy at state fairs and is over 1000 calories.