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Some outraged over ‘The Ghost’ burger at Kuma’s Corner

A hamburger is being called tasteless because of its content.

Kuma’s Corner, on Chicago’s North Side, dedicates its menu to heavy metal music.

This burger is called “The Ghost,” named after a band in Sweden. It’s topped with a red wine reduction and a communion wafer.

Some people are offended because they say it mocks the body and blood of Jesus.

But the restaurant says the wafer is really just a cracker, since its unconsecrated.

Customers can order The Ghost with no wafers or extra ones.


15 Comments to “Some outraged over ‘The Ghost’ burger at Kuma’s Corner”

    Jesus said:
    October 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Mmmmmmm Looks tasty to me.

    dora said:
    October 3, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    good way to get some publicity for their restaurant.

    Jay said:
    October 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Get over yourselves, and stop believing in fictional stories. IT'S A FREAKN CRACKER AND WATER, sheese

    Beverly said:
    October 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    In my opinion it is an insult to all Christians especially to the Catholic Church that is right down the street from them and it not a cracker is a wafer with symbol of the cross on it and should be respected as that of any countries flag.

      Bob said:
      October 3, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      So should the right to make whatever kind of burger you want. If you would do some research on the band, you’d see that these things are totally appropriate as the band openly mocks Christianity. I have a suggestion though: don’t eat it. Imagine that?

    ChicagoCommonSense said:
    October 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Agreed Jay. For all we know the body of their make-believe friend could actually be in Taco Bell Burrito Supremes.

    Guest666 said:
    October 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    "Some people are offended because they say it mocks the body and blood of Jesus."
    LOL, that was the whole point of it =/

      bhevarri said:
      October 3, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      If these people are offended by the burger, what the hell would they think of Ghost's music?

    Martin said:
    October 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    These comments are offensive. I'm a Christian and believe in Jesus Christ and although I wasn't offended by the burger, I could see why others would be. Even if I was offended, I would just simply not go there, but all of your comments are completely ignorant and disrespectful. I wonder if any of you would be so willing to say what you said if this had to do with Muslims. We all have to be politically correct with every other religion except for Christianity? That's one we can bash all we want and it's obvious none of you know what you're talking about and know absolutely nothing about Christianity and who God or Jesus Christ were. Ignorant fools!

      Ven said:
      October 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Maybe you should calm down. Don't let random internet comments from ppl you'll never meet, make you upset. Believe what u believe and let others say what they want, just like you can.

    bryan said:
    October 3, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Another intentional attack on religion. The thing is it is a big deal. Because its now the trend to insult religion this is considered "just having fun". How about if someone called it a queer burger, or
    ( n-word)burger. There would then be hell to pay. There would be calls for boycotts and gay groups would protest outside the restaurant. Well people should know that many people find this behavior just as offensive and they deserve the same rights and respect. His rationale for doing this is pathetic and so is he.