Cronut Burger, the Latest Cronut Creation Rip-Off

By Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
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Amelia Pang is a New York-based, award-winning journalist. She covers local news and specializes in long-form, narrative writing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the New School. Subscribe to her newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/ameliapang
August 13, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Dominique Ansel can put a copyright on the cronut to deter culinary copycats, but he can’t stop creative cronut variations from popping up.

The cronut burger, dubbed the “Maple Bacon Jam Cronut Burger,” will be available at the upcoming Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.

It’s a hamburger patty between two pieces of pseudo cronuts. Sounds gross? Maybe not, if you add maple bacon.

The fair is known as the marketplace for “freak-show foods,” and opens Aug. 16. The developers of the cronut burger are Epic Burgers and Waffles and Le Dolci. Epic Burgers and Waffles is known for the Krispy Kreme burger it introduced at the same fair in 2011.

The introduction of the cronut burger comes at a convenient time, in light of the recent ramen burger craze in New York City.

Chef Keizo Shimamoto has been selling ramen burgers at Smorgasburg, the Brooklyn flea and food market.

A winding line of 500 foodies reportedly waited in the rain earlier this month for this ramen delicacy, after Shimamoto announced he would be making 150 ramen burgers.

Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
Journalist
Amelia Pang is a New York-based, award-winning journalist. She covers local news and specializes in long-form, narrative writing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the New School. Subscribe to her newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/ameliapang