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Bad-Idea Sandwich Smashes Bacon and Cheese Between Fried Lobster Tails

A London restaurant is serving the $62 middle finger to crustaceans

The double drown Food Insider

There is a restaurant in London called Burger & Lobster. Can you guess what it serves? Yes, burgers and lobsters. Notably, the establishment’s menu includes something called a “Double Drown,” which is a bacon-and-cheese sandwich with two battered-and-fried lobster tails replacing the bun. Food Insider shared the abomination with the world on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Inebriated diners, beware: the double drown is presented inside the lobster shell. You’ll want to remove that to avoid an unwanted trip to the dentist. The dish, which costs $62 (or $75 for those who want to add a side of fries and a glass of Champagne), pays homage to Kentucky Fried Chicken’s “Double Down” — bacon, cheese, and a mysterious “Colonel’s sauce” sandwiched between two fried chicken cutlets. Burger & Lobster isn’t the first restaurant to take ill-advised inspiration from KFC. In Montreal, Joe Beef has served a version of the Double Down with hunks of deep-fried foie gras surrounding bacon, cheddar, chicken-skin mayonnaise, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Burger & Lobster says it is selling out of Double Drowns every day during its limited run, and Food Insider’s correspondent seems to enjoy it, saying, “I’ve never had lobster with cheese before, and now I’m wondering where it’s been all my life.” Nevertheless, this comes off as an example of taking good things and putting them together to make a bad thing. As if the batter, bacon, and cheese weren’t enough to mask the delicate lobster flavor, the sandwich comes with a side of lemon-garlic-butter sauce for dipping.

The Double Drown is mercifully only available at Burger & Lobster through August 19.

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