Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WTF Files: The Luther Burger


What you see above is called, "The Luther Burger". Legend has it that it was an invention of the late great R&B crooner Luther Vandross. The Luther Burger is sold at Mulligan's, a bar in Decatur, Georgia.

The Luther Burger consists of two beef patties, a few strips of bacon and a slice of cheese. The calorie count is somewhere in the vicinity of 1000.

I don't even know where to start. First, did Luther really invent this? Likely we'll never know for sure. And why would anyone want to eat a burger with a Krispy Kreme doughnut as the bun?!

The Luther Burger is an example of what people eat in a country that takes food for granted. I'm pretty sure one Luther Burger could feed a family of four for at least two days. If someone ever sat a Luther Burger in front of me I'd run! Yikes!


8 comments:

? said...

I'd love to know how many grams of saturated fat are in that baby. It's no wonder America has the highest number of obese citizens in the developed world.

Val said...

@?

I don't know how much fat is in it but I know it's more than any human needs in one meal!

M. Rigmaiden said...

Geesh, that picture disgusted me on one level and tantalized me on another. I just cannot help it; I am a fat American!

This is why I try to eat mostly organic veggies and meat. I am addicted to junk food so eating right usually curbs those cravings. Usually.

Val said...

@Mahndisa

Ha! The Luther Burger just scares me!

I gave up meat a while ago. So far I don't miss it. Fortunately there are lots of farmer's markets and organic groceries near me. Which means I can eat a huge variety of vegetables and not miss meat too much.

Don said...

I doubt if there would be anything to make me order a burger w/ donuts as hamburger buns.

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Val said...

@Don

I googled http://twitpic.com/21dip2 and it said no documents? How do I get to the pic?

Daij said...

The argument can be made that we have a right to eat what we want to eat, but any place that even had that on their menu-- I don't even want to go there. That should be a crime. It's poison. Restaurants that serve High fat,cholesterol- rich foods to people that want it is like people that sell crack to people that want it.

Val said...

@Daij

I agree. The Luther Burger should be illegal!

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Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

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