It's a 2000 calorie 'Double Donut Burger' (yes, you read that right)
We’ve had the ramen burger and the veggie burger that bleeds but British pub chain Hungry Horse has taken the burger craze to a whole new level with a heart-stopping new dish: the Double Donut Burger.
Consisting of two beef burgers topped with cheese, four rashers of bacon and BBQ sauce sandwiched between two glazed ring doughnuts, the burger comes in at an eye-watering 1,966 calories – that’s nearly 100% of a woman’s recommended daily intake.
The dish, dubbed “so wrong it’s right” by the chain, has been criticised by nutritionists for its high calorie count and they are now calling for it to be removed from the Hungry Horse menu.
Mel Wakeman, Senior Lecturer in Applied Physiology at Birmingham Univeristy, told the BBC: “To me, this is simply ludicrous and irresponsible. I am no killjoy but why is this sort of food available? This burger is literally a heart attack on a plate.
“Why can’t they include on the menu what the customer would need to do to burn all those calories off? In the case of this Double Donut Burger, around three hours of continuous running should just about do it. I wonder how many people would still opt for the item knowing this.”
However, Steve Jebson from Hungry Horse defended the burger saying: “Our popular menu caters for a variety of tastes and appetites and includes everything from lower calorie options through to the indulgent occasional treat such as our new Double Donut Burger.
All the nutritional information for our menu is available on our website and in our pubs, so that customers are able to make informed decisions about what they choose to eat.”