‘Holy Ghost Burger’

In the past few years the use of unconventional ingredients has become more mainstream and can even (temporarily) boost a restaurant’s popularity. However one burger joint has people wondering if there should be a limit to what can be used for regular consumption. Kuma’s Corner, a Chicago restaurant, is drawing a wide range of responses for its “Ghost Burger” — made as a nod to a Swedish band — which comes with red wine sauce and is topped with an unconsecrated communion wafer. This does not just seem to be a chef’s misguided attempt to stand out considering that people at Kuma’s were trying to reflect “the supreme blasphemous activities carried out by the band itself.” Naturally, a variety of opinions about the burger have emerged. Busted Halo’s® Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, and Louis Sullivan shared their views in this point/counterpoint article. Share this article with young adults and ask them what they think:

  • Do you think the “Ghost Burger” is offensive? Why or why not?
  • What are some foods that have a direct link or meaning to your faith?