That image to the left is not a Photoshop job, that is an actual edible item of "food" being served at the Sonic hamburger restaurant chain in southern Louisiana. The logo on top is not a sticker, it is a food coloring concoction which can supposedly be eaten without major gastric consequences.
Thus far, the football-inspired Ragin' Cajuns burger is available at Sonic restaurants only in the Acadiana area of Louisiana, and only for the University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. If enough Ragin' Cajuns fans can keep one of these burgers down, though, expect the promotion to be expanded to other regions and college football fan bases.
"Putting a school logo on a bun has never been done before, in the area or in any Sonic, so we’re excited to offer it on our menu," Sonic franchise owner Ted Kergan told The Independent Media Group. "It’s South Louisiana, it’s supposed to have a kick."
"A kick", indeed -- more like a kick to your lower intestine. The Ragin' Cajuns burger contains Tobasco-flavored mayonnaise, a layer of onion rings, pepper jack cheese, and a side of Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning. Plus, of course, the curiously-colorful edible logo of ULL depicting a fleur de lis against a wall of flames. Maybe they ought to put that ULL logo on some diabetes medication as well.
Somehow, some vegetable matter sneaked onto that sandwich, too. Grilled onions, shredded lettuce, and two tomato slices are also served on a Ragin' Cajuns Burger.
The burger clocks in at a svelte 1,200 calories for just the sandwich. In Louisiana, 1,200 calories is probably considered a light snack. But that's before you get a side of onion rings to go with your onion ring burger.
This bizarre thing will be available at participating southern Louisiana Sonic restaurants through December 31, 2012. If you want to know why this burger chain is called "Sonic", it probably has something to do with the sounds that come out of your rear end after you've eaten there.