Kuma’s Corner, a burger joint in Avondale, Chicago, is famous for its themed burgers, many named after heavy metal bands including the Black Sabbath (Blackening spice, housemade chili, pepperjack cheese, red onion) and the Metallica (bacon, blue cheese dressing, buffalo sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion). Kuma’s latest concoction, the Ghost Burger, is attracting the scrutinizing eye of major media networks like NBC and CBS.
The burger, named after the Swedish heavy metal band of the same name, is made from 10 oz. of beef, slow braised goat shoulder, aged white cheddar, ghost chile aioli, red wine reduction, and an unconsecrated Communion wafer as garnish.
The restaurant describes the burger as follows:
“We pay homage to a recent favorite of ours, GHOST, the only way we know how. With beef and goat meat. If you aren’t familiar with this band, please make yourself familiar as they are a sight to behold.”
The band traditionally appears onstage in hooded robes, with the lead singer appearing in full Roman Catholic Cardinal apparel and skull facepaint. The lead singer’s name is “Papa Emeritus” and all other band members are referred to only as “Nameless Ghouls.”
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Director of Operations Luke Tobias said, “People have been kind of upset. The thing with this is, the communion wafer is unconsecrated, so until that happens, it’s really just a cracker.”
Reactions have been mixed, but either way Kuma’s Corner is getting a significant amount of attention from their daring burger. The Facebook post announcing the news was shared 780 times.
Click to watch Kuma’s make the unholy burger. Would you eat it or is the Communion wafer a step to far?