Know Why People Hate Us? Here’s Why.

A sandwich that consists of doughnuts, fried chicken and, bacon. That’s going to be the specialty of a new restaurant opening in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, next month.

So not only are we the world’s largest (literally) consumer of fast food products, but we celebrate when products are launched that–to a normal human being–would be considered absolutely revulting. Examples: The Big ‘N Toasty at Dunkin Donuts, the Bacon Sundae at Burger King, and the existence of a restaurant named the Heart Attack Grill, where people have actually suffered the fate of the name. Oh, and don’t forget the time everyone nearly lost their shiznit when it was thought that the Bacon-pocalypse–the “unavoidable” shortage of our favorite pork product–was upon us. (A brief aside: I’ve had the DD breakfast sandwich, and while it was in fact big and tasty, one was enough. I could feel my heart stop for a brief moment with each bite. As for the bacon sundae, it just sounds too gross to even consider trying.)

Don’t get me wrong. I love me some good maple wood or hickory smoked bacon for breakfast, and some delicious fried chicken for lunch or dinner, and a doughnut every now and then, but the three were never really meant to be combined into one cholesterol-laden sandwich, were they? And believe me, there is such a thing as going too far. And that’s exactly what this is. Another classic case of going way too too too far. WTOP has the full story on GBD–short for Golden, Brown, and Delicious…

WASHINGTON – Homer Simpson would approve.

A new restaurant in D.C. will introduce a sandwich that combines doughnuts, fried chicken and, of course, bacon.

Shooting for a February grand opening,GBD (golden, brown and delicious) will be located on Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle and will specialize in chicken and doughnuts.

The sandwich is named for singer Luther Vandross, who had a thing for fried chicken sandwiches with doughnuts as bread.

“(The) first bite through is that kind of sweet and ‘pillowyness’ of the doughnut,” says GBD spokesperson Megan Bailey.

“And then immediately you get to the crisp of not only bacon but then you get to the chicken right after that.”

Bailey says the sandwich consists of a doughnut sliced in half with the bacon and “beautifully crispy fried chicken in the middle.” Then there’s a maple syrup sauce spread all over with a “little dust of pecans.”

According to recent Twitter updates, GBD should open in early February. For continued updates follow @GBDchixndoughnuts or check out GBD’s website.

WTOP’s David Burd and Lacey Mason contributed to this report. Follow @DavidBurdWTOP and@WTOP on Twitter.

(The featured image, of the doughnuts that will be used by GBD, can also be credited to WTOP)


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One Comment on “Know Why People Hate Us? Here’s Why.”

  1. mikedmitchell2
    January 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    First of all, I’ve eaten this — plus sandwiches must worse than this — and I gotta say that you shouldn’t knock it till you try it. Sure, there’s an initial feeling of shame, but once you wash that down, maybe with a spoonful of bacon ice cream, the experience is quite enjoyable.

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