Chicago Restaurant Serves Sacrilegious Burger with Communion Wafer and Red Wine Reduction


Kuma’s Corner, a burger joint in Chicago, is known for its heavy metal-themed burgers that are serious enough to bust your belt. But their most recent creation, the Ghost Burger, has some people in a religious uproar. On top of ten ounces of meat (beef and slowly braised pork shoulder), aged white cheddar cheese, and ghost chili aioli, there’s an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction.  

Unsurprisingly, many have found the communion wafer and red wine reduction to be sacrilegious, as the wafers and red wine symbolize the body and blood of Christ. For Jeff Young, who runs a blog called The Catholic Foodie, this “is a mockery of something that is holy.”

However, Luke Tobias, Kuma’s general manager, says that since the wafers haven’t been blessed, which just makes them “simple, pretty crackers.” So, Foodbeast readers, is the Ghost Burger something that sounds absolutely offensive or downright delicious?

H/T chicagoist + PicThx Kuma’s Corner