In Chicago, Kuma’s Keeps Controversial Communion Burger, Donates to Catholic Charity


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I thank Rick Springer for this link.
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Note that below is a link to a related story says the RCC, a.k.a. Cardinal George, turns down the donation.

I guess it/he has plenty of money.


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Kuma’s Keeps Controversial Communion Burger, Donates to Catholic Charity

Monday, October 7, 2013, by Daniel Gerzina


[Photo: Flickr/Mike Barish (Preview) /Facebook]

As chatter continues about Kuma’s Corner’s “Ghost” burger, the metal-themed restaurant’s October special garnished with an unconsecrated communion wafer and red wine reduction, owner Mike Cain and director of operations Luke Tobias published a lengthy statement Friday afternoon on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The burger will stay on the menu through the end of the month but the restaurant donated $1500 to the Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese. Tobias then told the Tribune that “we’ve been doing what we do for eight years. We haven’t stopped, we’re not going to stop.”

Read the full statement below, which is making even more waves.

Kuma’s Corner is aware that in some cases, people have unfortunately found reason to find offense at our recent special menu addition the Ghost. We make hamburgers for a living. We are a small nine table restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. And we love heavy metal. There is a band doing music that we enjoy particularly called Ghost. They are from Sweden. As with all of our burgers, the Ghost was created to pay homage to the music they’ve created. We work very hard on coming up with creative combinations for our food just as a band would work very hard to be creative with their music and we think it shows in their regard so we found it appropriate that with them being on tour this month, and this month being October, we honor them in this way.

That said, we appreciate the kind words of support from the vast majority of people who understand that we, in no way, created this as a commentary on religion or as an attack on anyones personal beliefs. In the past we have done a number of burgers dealing with this same exact topic to very little fanfare. Never in the spirit of offending anyone, and always in mindset of praising a band for the work that they do.

However, in the haze of the past few days, we would like to express the following. We support the rights of every person in the United States as given to them by the Constitution, to do and say what they feel. We are fortunate to live in a place where we are granted particular freedoms not available to most people in most locales and we feel it is our obligation to not stand down in the face of threats but instead to stand up for something we hold to be much nobler; the First Amendment. If you are not familiar with it, let us provide the text for you:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

So, to be clear, the Ghost burger will be available at Kuma’s Corner throughout the month of October. In addition, Ghost will be on tour in the United States all month and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with this amazing band by supporting them at one of their shows across the country.

In standing with our policy of supporting charity and Chicago at large, we have made a $1500 dollar donation to the Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese as we understand that they share our mentality of serving anyone in need from any walk of life.

Michael Cain Luke Tobias Kuma’s Corner Chicago, IL

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  1. NBC Chicago ‎- 1 day ago
    “Catholic Charities has not received nor will we accept a donation from Kuma’s Corner.”










    23 Responses to “In Chicago, Kuma’s Keeps Controversial Communion Burger, Donates to Catholic Charity”

  1. Frank Lostaunau Says:


    Where can I purchase the lil roun crackies? I’m gonna trade them for a kiss from hunks..tee hee

  2. Frank Lostaunau Says:


    selling hot dogs at the next SF Gay event could be a way to raise money….hmmmmmm…am i on to something or what? tee hee…

  3. Frank Lostaunau Says:


    Order them online…who needs a priest?

    Don’t be a Dodo bird, buy them online cheaper!


  4. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    Rent a priest to consecrate the biscuits, then fire him and conduct your own special services.

    That way, everybody is happy and i mean it!


    pudlo pudlat
    mini wirehair doxie

  5. Deanna Leonti Says:

    Frank L. Have you read the latest?


  6. Deanna Leonti Says:

    I found this, RCC used to have stock in Birth control font know if they stool do?


  7. Deanna Leonti Says:

    *Don’t know if they still do*

  8. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if at least 80% of catholic priests use the pill to avoid getting pregnant.

    Since they don’t seem to know their asses from a hole in the ground, they take the pill to cover themselves. I’ve always thought that the “pill” was a new kind of deodorant.

    i rest my case…


    chili talirunili
    mini smooth doxie
    court analyst

  9. ClevelandGirl Says:

    Unconsecrated communion wafers can be purchased at any church supply store. They are not a scheduled and controlled substance. In addition, Eastern European catholics have traditional “oplatky” at christmas, which is communion wafer bread pressed into large rectangles with various religious images molded in. Anyone can get oplatky too. Oplatky is handled by the ontologically unclean hands of unclean lay people (priests bless but do not consecrate oplatky). Every person at dinner gets a good-sized piece, then breaks off little pieces to give to everyone else and everyone else gives back little pieces of their piece of oplatek back. You end up with a bunch of little pieces of this wafer stuff from everyone else.

    For catholic kool-aid drinkers who are all up in arms, why do they care about unconsecrated host-like bread? Do they think oplatky is sacrilegious and will they come after Eastern European catholics for it? BTW, in Eastern Rite catholicism, communion bread is regular yeast bread cut into little cubes. It’s not the pressed wafer stuff. Should the kool-aid drinkers go after every bakery because they bake standard yeast bread that could be used for communion? Or should the pew police go after all Eastern Rite priests and their eparchies for heresy for not serving up the flat, tasteless, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth wafer?

    BTW, xtian charities won’t take money and other charity goods donated by NeoPagan/Wiccan groups either. No matter how badly they need it, Pagan money just isn’t green enough for them and might have voodoo cooties or satanic blessings attached that will turn the needy into nonxtians! This is why I only direct my donations to entirely *secular* organizations.

    All Hail Heavy Metal!

  10. Deanna Leonti Says:

    I think that in the Eastern Churches a parishioner bakes the bread used for communion.
    Hail Heavy Metal…
    Your funny 😜

  11. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    but wait…does anybody believe that the wavies have contaminated HIV infected blood inside deep down nasty crusty?

    After all, don’t the wafies contain the body ‘n blood of jason? duh…


    pudlo pudlat
    mini wirehair doxie
    observer at large

  12. Deanna Leonti Says:

    Frank L, I don’t know about that but what about drinking from the same cup of wine aka blood of jeezy… and the contaminated holy water today everyone dips their fingers in and the use the same water to Baptized with…..eewwweeeeeee

  13. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    one thing that i is aware of is that priests/nuns use the same toilets and rarely wash their dirty hands after toilet business and then the pass out the crackies…yup, you open your mouth and they feed you a cracky, then you chew it up and it’s all over your guts…waaaaaay nasty if you ax me!!!


    thomas and his sidekick, IRK


  14. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    being nasty is like hanging out in HIGH COTTON! Hooray!

  15. Thomas Says:

    The Roman Catholic Church has the market on unconsecrated hosts. Anything unconsecrated cannot be the body and blood of Christ. George should get over it and give the money away to a needy program. No need to act like a snob. What happens when confession goes virtual? Frank L and his sidekick would jump at the chance to shock a 90 yr old confessor into a premature grave? What next? Mass and donations all on the same page?

  16. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    The worst I could possibly say to a 90 yrs. old is “EAT MY SHORTS!”

  17. Thomas Says:

    What if it were a 90 yr old alligator, he would eat more than shorts?!

  18. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    I ask one of my buds to do it!


    i rest my case…

  19. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    I’d ask one of my buds to do it!


    i rest my case…

  20. ClevelandGirl Says:

    You’re right Deanna. Little old babas make the bread. I’m sure in a pinch, they can pick up a loaf of unsliced “homebaked” type bread from a bakery, though. Size varies with parish and priest preferences. I’ve had bits about 1/4 inch in size up to pieces over 1 cubic inch. Definitely not wafers! They float it around in the wine before dishing it out on a spoon. Cleaner than hands. Even so, still a germ-spreading process. But then, if you get sick and die, you get to heaven just that much faster, so what’s the risk?

    My theological question though is what part of jesus’ body are you getting? A hand, a foot, an internal organ? Or are you getting a mini-homunculus holographic bit o’ jesus in every bite?

    For me it doesn’t matter — I desecrated every communion bread I was served from the day of my first communion becuase I was under papal excommunication from before I turned six. I never confessed or repented, ever, so even when I thought I was in a state o’ grace I was excommunicated and desecrated with every swallow. Excommunicated and eventually a heretic and full-on apostate (and self-excommunicated through formal “notorious” defection five years ago — you can’t “defect” now because they took the word out of canon law and you can’t do what doesn’t exist anymore, clever). And I’m proud to say so!

  21. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    sneaky pants…

  22. Deanna Leonti Says:

    Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover….


  23. Thomas Says:

    Wow! Andrew’s got talent!!!!! The heck with burgers!!!!!!!! :-)

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