A look at the Hype Surrounding the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger

One of the traditional All-American favorite foods, the cheeseburger, has been making headlines in 2010. It seems one of the reasons for this is many fairs, restaurants and other venues which feature the popular item on its menu are reinventing this perpetual favorite dish.

While there are several new takes on an old-fashioned cheeseburger, one particular creation, the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger, has gone viral in terms of attention. Reportedly there has been an amazing surge of people searching this item out on the Internet, making it a popular keyword listed in many search engines.

Essentially this is a traditional cheeseburger that is not placed on the traditional hamburger bun, but instead placed between a sliced Krispy Kreme doughnut.

What is interesting is this burger has been around for a while. CBS news did a story on the Krispy Kreme Burger back in 2006 in regards to it being served at ball parks. The New York Daily News also covered it last year. One of the reasons why the burger is gaining so much notoriety in 2010 is because its availability at ball parks and fairs is steadily expanding. In 2010 the burger was featured at the Wisconsin and Kentucky state fairs.

The burger has evolved to different variations and many names as short order cooks around the U.S. are adding their own twists and creations to the basic doughnut and burger combination. Also many claim to have originated the popular eats.

However most seem to credit this dieter’s and health-conscious individual’s nightmare to a chef in Decatur, Georgia who created the cheeseburger about five years ago. Snopes.com, which is a website which researches truth from urban legend, seemed to confirm the item existed on Mulligan’s menu, a bar located in Georgia, back in 2005. The chef at Mulligan’s claims to have dubbed his creation the “Luther Burger” after popular musician Luther Vandross.

A Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger reportedly has a caloric count ranging from 1000 to 1500 calories, the reason for this as the many variations, such as added bacon, may alter the calorie and fat content. In an age that has become increasingly health conscious as medical knowledge and evaluation techniques to detect health issues has greatly improved, it is amazing this burger sells out in the venues it is sold.

Many of those who have eaten the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger are claiming for critics to not knock it until you’ve tried it. Although there are likely many people who will simply pass. What do you think? Would you want to give this unique burger a try?

If not there is always an option to try the Whopper Bar or a Five Guys burger.