A burger joint in Melbourne, Australia called Pablo Escoburgers has been receiving a lot of attention after their menu items posted online went viral.
Their Patron burger, which at first glance looks deliciously normal, is topped with a suspicious thick line of white powder. The powder is, in fact, garlic powder and is obviously meant to look like a line of cocaine. The burger is also finished off with a fake $100 US bill. Then there’s the vegetarian burger, which comes with a salt-filled baggie and silver spoon which once again looks just like a bag of cocaine.
While some people have found the restaurant’s gimmicks entertaining, others are outright fuming over it online stating it is inappropriate and that it further glamorised the Escobar legacy. The co-owner of the restaurant, Vaughn Marks, says they have been given a 2-star rating on Facebook because “a bunch of angry Colombians downvoted him for glorifying Escobar.”
We do not condone, idolize 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. It’s just a name of a pop-up burger bar not really a theme. Hard not to offend someone in 2019.” – Vaughn Marks