Where's the Beef? Ghost B.C. Get Their Own Hamburger and Piss Off Catholics in the Process
Published Oct 04, 2013Chicago culinary landmark Kuma's Corner has been grilling up metal-inspired burgers for nearly a decade. But apparently the independent eatery is feeling the heat from the Catholic Church after naming a burger on behalf of Swedish horror rockers Ghost B.C.
The puritanically evil patty in question is known as "the Ghost," and that's it pictured above in all its sacrilicious glory. Made from 10 ounces of beef and slowly braised goat shoulder, this edible monstrosity is capped off by ghost chili aioli, aged white cheddar, an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction (which symbolizes the body and blood of Christ.)
But not everybody's happy with the burger joint's newest creation, as the Chicago Tribune reports that religious foodie blog writer Jeff Young (and tons of Catholics) find it to be "a mockery of something that is holy."
It should be noted the restaurant has issued an apology, stating on its website that it "in no way, created this as a commentary on religion or as an attack on anyones personal beliefs" and that it wasn't "in the spirit of offending anyone," although the restaurant sticks behind the rights to the freedom of speech, even if it's in the name of a hamburger.