That disgusting image is of a bacon cheeseburger between two donuts
With food insanity like a 19-pound cheeseburger entering the ever-changing world of Americana, you knew something like this CBS story was going to happen sooner or later.
A bacon cheeseburger without any bread is an excellent way to enjoy a quick meal on the go or when you are taking in a fun-filled minor league baseball game. But for fans of the Sauget, Illinois-based Gateway Grizzlies baseball team, the concession stand has taken this perfect low-carb meal and ruined it with the worst possible food you could eat on low-carb.
That's right, they put that perfectly good hamburger with cheese and bacon between two high-sugar, carb-loaded piping hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts! EWWWW! The author of the column describes this as "a heart attack waiting to happen," although if you remove the doughnut it would be perfectly fine.
If you are stupi..er, um, I mean, willing to put your health at risk to eat one of these gimmicky burgers, then be prepared to shell out $4.50 for one of these bad boys containing nearly 1,000 calories.
Do you want to know what is most pathetic about this donut bacon cheeseburger hoopla? Jeff O'Neill, a spokesman for the ballclub, said doing reckless marketing promotions like this is what they have to do to make money for the team.
“With minor league baseball we have to work extremely hard to get fans to come out here,” he said.
How about some quality baseball, Mr. O'Neill? Or a free T-shirt night? And you might even try any number of other interesting and innovative ways to drum up fan support. But making a bacon cheeseburger with two donuts as the bun?! That's borderline irreponsible in a county where two out of every three Americans are already overweight or obese because they are eating unhealthy!
Now I'm not suggesting you offer baseball fans salads or anything, but a normal cheeseburger, corn dog, popcorn and the rest of the typical fare you can get from a concession stand at the ballpark is bad enough for fans to eat. Why tempt people even more with such garbage?! This sorta reminds me of the whole deep-fried candy bar craze that has hit the past few years. YUCKY-POO!
A Snickers bar that's been battered, fried and sprinkled with sugar
Ahhh, welcome to paradoxical life in the United States in 2006. Obesity is skyrocketing and diabetes is out of control -- but, by golly, we've sure found a way to drum up business for our minor league baseball teams by serving a Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger! AAAACK! Somebody get me a bucket because I'm about to hurl.