'Ghost Burger' Topped With Communion Wafer Stirs Controversy For Chicago Restaurant

Does Kuma's New 'Sacrilicious' Burger Go Too Far?

The newest addition to the menu at a popular heavy metal-themed Chicago restaurant has gone too far, critics say.

The burger at Kuma's Corner -- titled the "Ghost Burger" -- is in honor of the theatrical Swedish band Ghost B.C. and is topped with ghost chile aioli, goat shoulder and white cheddar cheese plus "the blood of christ" (a red wine reduction) and "the body of christ" (a communion wafer).

The burger is "in the spirit of our undying reverence for the lord and all things holy," a post on the restaurant's Facebook page reads.

Take a look:

burger communion wafer

Fans of Kuma's called the burger "sacrilicious" on Facebook but others aren't so thrilled.

Jeff Young, producer of the Catholic Foodie blog, told the Chicago Tribune the burger is "a mockery of something that is holy."

"It's not the Eucharist, but it's still symbolic," Young told the paper. "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."

Kuma's has two Chicago locations, at 2900 W. Belmont Ave. and 666 W. Diversey Pkwy., and names all of its popular burgers -- the Pantera, the Black Sabbath, the Slayer -- after metal legends. The controversial new burger is available only at the Belmont location for the month of October only.

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