He came, he ate ... he conquered! When it comes to tackling even the most daunting of dinners, our man Greg Plummer shows on fear.
Our reporter, who covers the Linnets for us, was immediately earmarked as just the man to take on the controversial donut burger that is being served up at Hungry Horse restaurants across Britain – including The Gatehouse in Kellard Place in Lynn.
This monster weighs in at 1,996 calories – two enormous burgers and all the trimmings sandwiched between a donut.
But after 15 years of covering football up and down the country, Greg, 42, made short work of the meal. And even had room afterwards for ice cream!
“I really enjoyed it,” said Greg. “I was pleasantly surprised how tasty it was.
“It was a very unique taste ... syruppy, but good.
“Actually, it wasn’t the biggest burger I’ve ever had. I had a Monster Burger once at Wellingborough FC, which was three burgers in one.
“I threw most of that away because it was horrible, but this was much nicer.”
Greg said he would give the donut burger a 9/10 rating. “I think at £8.99 it is very good value,” he said.
Pub managers say the dish has been popular with customers since it was first introduced to the Gatehouse’s menu last month.
But the company has been criticised by medical experts this week because of the calorific content of the burger, which is almost 100 per cent of a woman’s recommended daily intake.
One academic has argued that a diner would have to do around three hours of continuous running in order to burn off all of the calories contained in the meal.
However, Steve Jebson, for Hungry Horse, said: “Our popular menu caters for a variety of tastes and appetites and includes everything from lower calorie options such as our hot chicken and bacon salad at 393 calories, through to the indulgent occasional treat such as our new Double Donut Burger.
“All the nutritional information for our menu is available on our website and in our pubs, so that our customers are able to make informed decisions about what they choose to eat.”