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Pablo Escobar-Themed Restaurant Garnishes Burgers With Fake Cocaine

Plus, Drake tips $200 on a late-night McDonald’s run, and more news to start your day

A burger topped with a line of garlic powder “cocaine”
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Pablo Escobar-themed burger pop-up sparks outrage

A Pablo Escobar-themed pop-up burger restaurant has launched 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.”

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• Today in Rich People Things: Kylie Jenner once ordered a single carrot via Postmates. [The Cut]

• Presidential hopeful Howard Schultz thinks $4 is “a lot” for a box of Cheerios, which is interesting given how much the average Starbucks latte costs. [Washington Post]

• Shocker of the day: White nationalists are very bad at cooking!!! [HuffPost]

• Earlier this week on a late-night McDonald’s run in LA, Drake tipped two workers $100 each. Presumably they made him fresh fries and not ones that had been chillin’ under a heat lamp for half an hour. [People]

• Ever wondered what a doughnut shop run by Christina Aguilera would be like? Probably not, but here you go:

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