Homer Simpson would love the newest taste sensation in minor league baseball: the donut burger.
We kid you not. 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" of Krispy Kreme Original Glazed donuts.
If you can find a (loop)hole in your cardiologist's advice, calorie counters predict the monster will set you back about 1,100 calories and 60 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, who told ESPN.com that he got the idea after reading about a restaurant in the South with a similar sandwich.
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 each. He calls it a bargain, considering it is a meal and a dessert in one. Ect......