For Pete's Sake

Royals affiliate rolls out doughnut hotdog with bacon and jelly

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Everything is better with bacon, right? Even on a ballpark hot dog?

With the help of Krispy Kreme, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, has rolled out a new hot dog, called the doughnut dog: a doughnutty bun wrapped around a wiener, covered in bacon and jelly.

The name, though, apparently doesn’t reflect the creation. So the Blue Rocks, based in Delaware, are having a contest to Name that Doughnut.

Of course, in these parts, we’re more than familiar with the concept of doughnuts being used as buns, as a Krispy Kreme burger has been available for Kansas State Fair attendees since 2010.

One of the prizes in the Blue Rocks’ contest is “$50 in BlueRockBucks to be used on our Donut Dogs.” One hopes some of the $50 can go toward other concession items.