October 5, 2013


Ghost B.C. Themed Hamburger Causes Upset

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Chicago burger joint, Kuma's Corner, has recently come under fire for its October burger of the month: the Ghost burger. Said burger was created in honor of Swedish death metal band, Ghost B.C., whose shtick is dressing up in Roman Catholic cardinal garb.

The Ghost burger, albeit incredibly delicious sounding, is just a tad bit offensive. 

Ingredients include 10 ounces of beef, slow braised goat shoulder with a red wine reduction, aged white cheddar cheese and Ghost chile aioli. 

Oh, and an unconsecrated communion wafer as the cherry on top of your sacrilegious feast.

In the least surprising development of all time, the burger offended lots of people. But Director of Operations for Kuma's, Luke Tobias, explained to the Chicago Tribune that it's all cool, because it's not actually a communion wafer you would actually take at communion.

"People have been kind of upset," he said.

"The thing with this is, the communion wafer is unconsecrated, so until that happens, it's really just a cracker."

Jeff Young, producer of the Catholic Foodie blog, countered, telling the Tribune

"It's not the Eucharist, but it's still symbolic.

"For us as Catholics, the Eucharist is more than a symbol, it's a sacrament. At the same time, it doesn't mean that symbols aren't important. … It is a mockery of something that is holy. The same thing could be said of the band itself."

In an official statement, Kuma's Corner responded to the upset with your standard nonpology.

Adding, "So, to be clear, the Ghost burger will be available at Kuma’s Corner throughout the month of October."

They also announced that they will be making a $1500 donation to the Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese because "they share our mentality of serving anyone in need from any walk of life."

Oh, and in the second least surprising development of all time, the Ghost burger is selling really, really well.