Donut shops aren’t the only businesses getting in on the fun of National Donut Day. In celebration of the June 5 holiday, restaurant chain Smokey Bones has created the ultimate meat/bacon donut as a limited time offer.
The meat donuts start with 3/8 of a slice of Applewood smoked bacon that is hand-carved from an in-house pork belly slab. The bacon is candied in brown sugar and black pepper and roasted until crispy. The crispy slice of bacon is then shaped into a donut ring and hand-dipped in Smokey Bones’ signature vanilla cake batter and cooked until perfectly golden brown. It is then dipped in a glaze of confectioners’ sugar and maple syrup and topped with chunky smoked bacon pieces.
The meat donuts come in a bag of three and are priced at $9.99. The donuts are available at select Smokey Bones locations on Friday, June 5 only for in-house dining or takeout.
“Our Chef Peter Farrand created something that not only tastes delicious but is also a love letter to our meat-obsessed guests,” says James O’Reilly, chief executive officer for Smokey Bones. “His creativity took a typical maple bacon donut and elevated it to something you won’t find anywhere else.”
Additionally, customers who order a Family Feast at Smokey Bones will receive a free bag of hot, house-made Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts, one of the signature desserts at the chain. The five donuts are served with chocolate and raspberry dipping sauces.