A restaurant owner’s creative ideas may have landed the company into trouble with the public as one of its latest offers, a burger with fake cocaine ganishing, is causing outrage.
The restaurant is named Pablo’s Escoburgers. It is a Pablo Escobar-themed pop-up burger restaurant. It launched the fake cocaine spiced burger in Melbourne, and predictably, people are pissed.
The signature burger at Pablo’s Escoburgers comes garnished with a line of “cocaine” that’s actually garlic powder and a fake rolled-up $100 bill.
The concept is facing social media outrage for being in “poor taste,” with critics pointing out that the drug kingpin was responsible for the deaths of countless Colombians.
The group behind the pop-up said in a statement: ”We do not condone, idolise or promote Pablo Emilio Escobar or his actions in any way… We are however Australian and know how to have a laugh about a good play on words.”
Well, the laugh seems not to come from what everyone perceives as a joke and this has led to a backlash against the burger restaurant.