Luther Burger- The world’s unhealthiest burger made with Doughnuts!

written by Jeannette Musembi 3rd June 2014


The Luther Burger, named after Luther Vandross, is a burger with the traditional burger bun replaced by a Donut, usually a Krispy Kreme. This has got to be the world’s unhealthiest burger!

The calorie loaded urger contains more than 1000 calories and typically has over 45 grams of fat per portion.

Where Did The Luther Burger Come From?

The creation of the Luther Burger is a bit of an urban legend but it is widely accepted that it was invented  when a cook ran out of hamburger buns and decided to use two donuts instead.

Its creator named the sandwich ‘Luther Burger’ after R&B legend Luther Vandross, who reportedly enjoyed the sandwich; some rumors claim that Vandross himself invented his namesake burger. The Luther burger name has stuck since then but the creation is also referred to as the Donut Burger.


Some versions of the Luther Burger are made with two donuts, at other times a single donut is cut in half and grilled after the meat has been cooked separately; the donut halves are placed around the meat glazed-side-in and the whole sandwich is flattened on the grill and cooked briefly to allow for somewhat less messy consumption.

They often include cheese and/or bacon, but normally no vegetables or condiments.

Would you eat that?

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