The Consumerist, which is truly the blog I wish I’d thought of first, reports that the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball team have broken new ground in culinary degradation.
“The burger…consists of a thick and juicy burger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon. The burger is then placed in between each side of a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut.”
Further quoth the press release:
The Grizzlies have added a unique concession item each of the least two seasons. In 2004 “Baseball’s Best Hotdog” hit GMC Stadium. It consisted of a 1/5 pound Farmland 8 inch All Beef Black Angus Hot Dog, topped with two strips of freshly cooked bacon, 1 oz. Sautéed Onions, 1 oz. Sautéed Sauerkraut and ½ oz. Cheddar Cheese Sauce, all on a fresh baked bun. In 2005, the “Swiss Brat” was introduced. The “Swiss Brat” was made up of a Landshire Bratwurst with a slice of Swiss cheese in the middle of it. The cheese was then melted and 1oz. of Sautéed Sauerkraut was placed on top.
“We are excited to work with the Grizzlies this season on Baseball’s Best Burger,” said Tina Bryan, Vice President of Marketing for Sweet Traditions, the local area developer for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “Our doughnuts have been used in such things as wedding cakes, bread pudding, fondue, and now a hamburger bun. What a fun and unique way to offer our signature Original Glazed doughnut to Grizzlies fans.”
I am predicting sales in the high 1 figure. Oh Lord, I hope I’m right.
Today’s pointless digression … Collateral Damage is something of a minor league freak. I and the entire CD family have happily gone miles out of our way to go to many of minor league games. Indeed, my first fiance proposed to me in the stands along first base at McCoy Stadium — home of the Pawtucket Red Sox. (I’ve had two fiancees and only one wife. You could say that fiance No. 1 never made it to second base. Or that she was just a short stop of my affections. Or you could just hope no one ever made a joke like that. You would clearly be hoping in vain.)
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