Ghost B.C. - Band-Themed Burger Causes Controversy


The burger of controversy... Swedish metallers Ghost B.C. have caused a bit of an uproar this time not with their music, videos or album covers but with a hamburger featured at a Chicago-based burger joint which names all of its specialty burgers after metal bands. The burger is considered sacrilegious.

What was supposed to be an average monthly special for Kuma's Corner, a heavy-metal-themed burger joint, has turned into more than the restaurant bargained for because they chose to garnish with a communion wafer. "The Ghost" burger, honoring the Swedish metal band of the same name, features a 10-ounce burger topped with a red wine reduction and an unconsecrated communion wafer.

"We didn't expect this reaction. Apparently, today, someone's coming out to do a rosary prayer over our restaurant," Luke Tobias said, the director of operations for Kuma's Corner. "We've done plenty of burgers named after fairly controversial bands in the past to seemingly no visible effect. It's based on a band, just like every other burger on our menu."

"Over the years, Kuma's has done a lot of things with their food that has pushed the envelope both in terms of what people consider good taste and, also, actual taste," a customer said. "Is there an aspect [of this one] that people might find offensive? Sure, if you don't have a sense of humor."

The Rev. Emily Mellott, rector of nearby Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard, Ill., believes the burger crosses the line. "The root of this burger is a mockery of one of the most important symbols of the Christian faith," Mellott said. "If the owner of the restaurant were a member of my congregation, I'd tell him to withdraw the burger immediately."

Jeff Young, producer of the Catholic Foodie blog, thought the same. "It's not the Eucharist, but it's still symbolic," Young said. "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."

People say the burger is tasty. For those about to eat this burger, bon appétit.



Courtesy Kuma's Corner


Source: gma.yahoo.com
Band profile: Ghost
 
Posted: 05.10.2013 by LeChron James


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05.10.2013 - 19:41
Lit.
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That's a new one.
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05.10.2013 - 19:47
J. N.
Religious people think and do the darndest things, I say!
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05.10.2013 - 20:07
BynersA7X
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I'd like to taste the burger D:
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05.10.2013 - 20:12
silenius
Pathetic fucks, that´s all folks!
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05.10.2013 - 20:25
psykometal
A staff guy...
This is absolutely hilarious! And the burger looks and sounds tasty. Wish I lived near that place.
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05.10.2013 - 20:53
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Dammit I'm very hungry now!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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05.10.2013 - 20:54
Gopherhawk
Jeez, they sound like extremist Muslims.
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05.10.2013 - 21:26
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Gopherhawk on 05.10.2013 at 20:54

Jeez, they sound like extremist Muslims.


Nah, they would have bombed the place instead


Always the same story and probably will have the same outcome so who cares, nothing new.

And the burger looks nice, except for that red wine...
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05.10.2013 - 22:17
The Voyager
The Table
Get over it.
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05.10.2013 - 22:26
ANGEL REAPER
Wait, what now?!
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05.10.2013 - 22:53
BitterCOld
Gringo
Forged Soul used to go there all the time, got me a t-shirt. Next time I'm in Chicago I'm hoping to eat there. Won't bother with the ghost burger, too many others more appealing on the menu. Probably the High On Fire or Lair Of The Minotaur.
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06.10.2013 - 03:04
seafood
Quote:
The burger is considered sacrilegious.


The single best sentence I have read in a long time.
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06.10.2013 - 04:15
buzzsaw707
That looks sacralicious.
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06.10.2013 - 04:18
Greg L.
Written by BitterCOld on 05.10.2013 at 22:53

Probably the High On Fire or Lair Of The Minotaur.


High on FIre burger??? I'm in lol.
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06.10.2013 - 05:30
Lit.
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Written by buzzsaw707 on 06.10.2013 at 04:15

That looks sacralicious.

That may be my favorite thing I've ever read on this site.
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06.10.2013 - 06:12
Diverge
Written by buzzsaw707 on 06.10.2013 at 04:15

That looks sacralicious.

HAHAHAHAHA
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06.10.2013 - 07:06
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by buzzsaw707 on 06.10.2013 at 04:15

That looks sacralicious.

Not to copy the guy above me but...


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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06.10.2013 - 10:16
Machiavelli
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That burger will be your salvation... let us prey... barmen...
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06.10.2013 - 11:09
Egigantea
This is my hamburger given to you, take and eat.
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06.10.2013 - 11:25
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by BitterCOld on 05.10.2013 at 22:53

Forged Soul used to go there all the time, got me a t-shirt. Next time I'm in Chicago I'm hoping to eat there. Won't bother with the ghost burger, too many others more appealing on the menu. Probably the High On Fire or Lair Of The Minotaur.


Seriously? Ahah I want some Led Zeppelin! I saw that one the menu too.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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06.10.2013 - 16:29
Warman
Erotic Stains
Mockery? Pathetic. I'd love to eat that burger with some Ghost blasting in the background.
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06.10.2013 - 19:13
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
I found it quite amusing to read this news while listening to this
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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07.10.2013 - 07:51
Dylan
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07.10.2013 - 19:12
MrClansman1
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.10.2013 at 20:53

Dammit I'm very hungry now!


Yeah, me too. After I saw the picture of a burger, I was realized, that I need to eat something
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17.10.2013 - 03:59
Reverend X
...And the word has made to burger. And we eat them all up.
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