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Breaking bisnut news: Carl’s Jr. reportedly tests biscuit-doughnut hybrid

This is just a regular doughnut. Not crossed with anything. Honestly, what’s the point, even? (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Attention, fast-food connoisseurs: the “bisnut” has arrived. Well, sort of.

Not content to sit on the sidelines and leave the cronut knockoffs to fancy-pants pastry eateries like Dunkin’ Donuts, Carl’s Jr. has started testing a doughnut-biscuit hybrid, according to Brand Eating. The blog reports that “bisnuts” are available in some California locations, and also that they’re called “bisnuts.”

Complex’s First We Feast blog posted these bisnut Instagram photos that seem to confirm that Carl’s Jr. has not scrimped on one of the most crucial doughnut ingredients: sprinkles.

Earlier this month on Reddit, there were reports that the fast-food chain Jack in the Box was testing its own version of the cronut as well. (Can we call it a cronot? No? Come on.)

Cronuts, of course, were developed by chef Dominique Ansel and were such a hit that lines formed outside of his New York bakery. (Until that mouse thing. But that’s all cleared up now!) The part-croissant, part-doughnut pastry debuted last year; you can buy one in New York for $5, or, you know, you can just wait for Carl’s Jr. to roll out the “bisnut” nationwide.

Carl’s Jr. reps did not immediately return an e-mail asking for comment. Presumably because they were brainstorming other things biscuits and/or doughnuts could be combined with.

Sarah Larimer is a general assignment reporter for the Washington Post.



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