Burger Topped with Communion Wafer Causes Controversy

Posted at 5:07 AM, Oct 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-04 05:23:18-04

Courtesy: Kuma’s Corner Facebook Page

CHICAGO, Ill. — A heavy metal-themed burger joint in Chicago is serving up some controversy with its latest creation:  a burger topped with red wine and an unconsecrated communion wafer.

Anyone who has been to Kuma’s Corner knows what to expect when they get there — massive, creative burgers named after heavy metal bands, and an incomparable atmosphere.

Now, Kuma’s is making national headlines with The Ghost, a hamburger named after the Swedish metal band “Ghost B.C.”  It is topped with a red wine reduction (blood of Christ) and a communion wafer garnish (body of Christ).

Regular customers at Kuma’s say it’s just a hamburger and don’t understand what all the fuss is about, while critics say the restaurant should stick to burgers and leave religion off the menu.

“It’s a hamburger,” one customer told FOX 32 in Chicago.  “It’s food, you know?  It’s supposed to be the body of Christ.  You can find the body of Christ everywhere, like in a tree.”

FOX 32 also spoke with Simon Gurda at St. Helen’s Catholic Church.

“I do find it offensive, and I would not go to that sort of establishment,” said Gurda.

The Ghost also has braised goat shoulder and aged white cheddar cheese, ghost chile aioli, and is served with fries and a side salad.  It runs $17 dollars.