The Donut Cheesesteak Burger Is the Most Decadent Thing You’ll See Today

07/29/2014 at 04:41 PM ET

PYT Doughnut Cheesesteak Burger
Courtesy PYT/Facebook

It looks like restaurant PYT in Philadelphia is back with another heart-stopping burger.

Do we mean that figuratively or literally? We don’t even know ourselves.

The new Donut Cheesesteak Burger takes the basics of a Philadelphia cheesesteak — steak and Cheez Whiz (we at PEOPLE Great Ideas are not provolone people, although it’s a perfectly acceptable option in cheesesteak culture) — and piles them on a burger housed between two doughnut halves.

This burger is wit (Philly code for “with onions”), but no ketchup swirling through that Whiz in a picturesque fingerpaint of radioactive yellow and red? To us, that is fundamental cheesesteak.

That said, so are Amoroso rolls (soft-but-sturdy buns from a bakery in South Philly) and we are not complaining about the doughnut substitution. Actually, looking at this photo again, we are getting on the Amtrak right now to go get this burger.

We’ll save you a seat.

—Marissa Conrad

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

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LOL! on

Really, this falls under the category of “Great Ideas”?

Anonymous on

Doesn’t even look good.

Oranges on

Umm, I am sorry but that looks like someone regurgitated their food. It does not look like a great idea at all – unless of course the idea is to make people not want to eat it.

Jess on

There is grease everywhere. It’s a great idea on Opposite Day! Lol

ImALadyToo on

That looks absolutely disgusting!

Anonymous on

Urghhh – my chest hurts just looking at it 😛 Probably delicious LOL

Guest on

Looks horrible. Just looking at it makes me think heart attack after one bite. Obscene. Good thing I’m a Celiac – I can’t try it.

madelyn on

Gross, it doesnt even look good. In fact it doesn’t even look like a burger..

Charli on

That looks disgusting.

Charli on


Brian McKenzie on

That’s revoltingly disgusting ! Or vice versa, take your pick but just DON’T eat it !

Chell on

Oh gross.

Anonymous on

haters… it looks amazing! lol

Bad Idea on

And we wonder why Health Care is so high.

Anonymous on

omg. I don’t feel so good

Yuck on

It looks like something that might have been removed from someone in the operating room. It is the most disgusting food item I’ve ever seen…..I’ll go vomit now.

Jane on

In a country (USA) with a serious obesity problem and other health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, this is considered a “great idea”. Sorry, nothing about it is even a good idea.

Amy on

I would love just one bite. Not the whole thing.

Nick on

I know it has cheese.
But it look so good. the Donut Cheesesteak Burger is like

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