Out of all the so-called “food holidays” every year, National Donut Day is among the best -- if not the best -- thanks to the bounty of free donut deals it brings. Even companies that have nothing to do with donuts try to cash in on the one-day frenzy. Really. Look no further than Burger King’s first-ever Whopper Donut.
On Wednesday, the fast food chain announced it will unleash the “flame-grilled” Whopper Donut -- its signature burger in donut form -- for one day only on National Donut Day this Friday, June 1. The new stunt food is more of a burger than a donut, though, which is probably for the best.
Basically, Burger King is just cutting out the center of its usual Whoppers and calling them donuts. As for the cut-outs? They come served on the side as free sliders, or “donut holes,” if you will. Calling the holy burger a “donut” is certainly a stretch, but at least it’s not a donut covered in burger-flavored glaze. That’d be gross.