Takeaway to start selling doughnut burgers
PUBLISHED: 11:30 29 September 2019 | UPDATED: 08:30 30 September 2019
A north Norfolk cafe wants to extend its opening hours so it can serve ‘doughnut burgers’ for dinner.
The calorific creation is exactly what it sounds like - a beef burger, bacon and cheese in between glazed doughnuts in place of a bun.
Karl Linturn of Stalham's Daddy Donuts said he'd previously tried doughnut burgers in the US, where they were already popular.
"They're served with dirty fries, and they're very tasty," he said. "I think they will go down well."
Mr Linturn, 35, and his wife Kayleigh opened the High Street cafe in April 2018, and they've just opened a second, takeaway-only branch in the precinct just off Norwich Road in Wroxham.
He said he was thrilled with the success of the venture, and in particular the reaction to the 'unusual' Stalham cafe.
The venue has one room transformed into a dedicated play-space for young children, as well as video games stations and board games.
The cafe has a strong community feel, and even hosts baby and toddler groups focusing on music, baby signing and art.
Mr Linturn said he'd had the idea for the cafe for a while.
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He said: "We were on holiday years ago and went to a place exactly like it in Spain. I said to Kayleigh 'It would be good to try something like this in England as well'.
"I got injured two years ago playing football and I couldn't continue my job in mental health, so I started making doughnuts from home and selling them online. Then I saw this place and took the leap."
Many of his doughnuts are based on chocolate bars such as Mars, Double Decker and Kinder Bueno, and they also serve doughnuts based on gin and tonic, Bakewell tart, apple crumble, bacon and maple syrup and chai latte.
As well as plans to extend opening hours from 4pm to 7pm so they can start serving dinner at the Stalham cafe, Mr Linturn said they also wanted to start serving breakfast muffins and doughnuts.
In September Eastern Daily Press readers voted Daddy Donuts into third place on a list of things they would like to see open in Norwich, beaten only by a larger Ikea store and another concert venue.