Pablo Escobar-Themed Restaurant Garnishes Burgers With Fake Cocaine

A burger topped with a line of garlic powder “cocaine”

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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