It sounds like the ideal solution for people who are in a hurry and/or indecisive about what to eat. “It” is the Donut Cheesesteak Burger, and it is now on the menu at a Philadelphia restaurant that calls itself PYT.
The item consists of a cheeseburger and the contents of a cheesesteak (shredded beef, fried onions, and Cheese Whiz) sandwiched between two halves of a glazed donut. You’re pressed for time? Have your cake and eat it (and your sandwich), too. You’re torn between a burger and a cheesesteak? Not any more.
The concoction, which provides 1,400 calories, is in some wise similar to the equally caloric — and probably more fattening — bacon-egg-and-donut burger popularized by sometime food celebrity Paula Deen.
Other PYT specialties include the Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger and its latest brunch offering, the Eggo Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese. All promise the same high-calorie, high-fat rush that would probably bother Michelle Obama if they didn’t also beckon to the hypocritical first lady who admits an addiction to fries.
Ironically, the announcement of this new taste sensation comes just as the USDA unveils its own plans for the new food guide pyramid, which will eschew all animal protein.