New WHOPPER® Donut, the First Flame-Grilled Donut Ever, and It Comes with a “Free” Mini Slider

Celebrate National Donut Day at select Burger King® restaurants with the new Whopper® Donut.

New WHOPPER® Donut, the First Flame-Grilled Donut Ever. and It Comes with a "Free" Mini Slider. (Photo: Business Wire)

MIAMI--()--National Donut Day is here, which means brands and Americans will be celebrating one of the most iconic fried foods ever. So, what can the Burger King® brand, which let’s not forget has been flame-grilling since 1954, do in a day that’s all about fried donuts? Apparently, cut a hole inside the Whopper®, also known as America’s Favorite Burger®, to create the Whopper® Donut, the first flame-grilled donut ever. And if you were wondering what happens with that middle cut-out piece (aka “donut hole”), well, it comes as a “free” mini slider.

The Whopper® Donut, alongside its fellow “free” mini slider, will only be available on June 1st, National Donut Day, at five locations in the U.S. – in Boston, Miami, L.A., New York City and Salt Lake City. Here are the specific locations:

  • 128 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.
  • 1100 - 5th Street, Miami Beach, Flo.
  • 1601 N. Hacienda Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 327 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY.
  • 2450 S 1900 W, Salt Lake City, Utah

But fear not, for those Guests who are not able to go to one of the participating restaurants, there’s BuzzFeed’s Tasty, the largest social food network that’s famous for their hit recipe videos. Tasty is creating one of their signature recipe videos to teach people how they can make their own flame-grilled Whopper® Donut.

The great majority of donuts are deep-fried, but the Burger King® brand found a way to offer Guests a very different alternative on National Donut Day. This surprising product “innovation” proves once again that flame-grilling can make anything better. And all it took to do it was a cookie cutter. Boom.


Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 16,800 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Brooke Scher Mogan, 212-230-1800


Brooke Scher Mogan, 212-230-1800