If you’re hungry for a hamburger, and want to go out to get one, you have plenty of choices to choose from across the price and quality spectrum. If you want a one for less than $1.00 that’s along the lines of late night college munchies fare, perhaps you can make a beeline to the nearest White Castle or Krystal. If you want a burger that’s of top quality and at the “high end” of the spectrum – if there is such a thing for burgers – perhaps you could try a Kobe beef burger. These can be purchased online, often for $10 or more per patty. In a restaurant, you could be shelling out $20 or more.
Or, for something different….how about $21 for a lion burger?
Yes, I’m talking about a burger that’s made of from the big cat with a big roar. Apparently, per widely reported news stories, a restaurant in Arizona had recently started selling these burgers for $21 each. This wild idea was apparently in honor of the World Cup being in South Africa.
The burger isn’t entirely lion, based on reports. Apparently, it’s a mixture of ground beef and lion, but is sold as a lion burger.
In any event, it’s no ordinary burger. Think about it, folks – it has lion meat in it!
From where I stand, $21 for an exotic dish like that isn’t exactly a bad deal. People regularly pay that much for overpriced, mediocre meals at generic chain restaurants. Why not shake things up a bit, walk on the wild side, and have a lion burger?
Apparently there are people protesting. I respect their point of view - it’s unnerving to think of a lion being served. Perhaps you share that view. Here in the U.S., we see them in zoos and on television. Maybe in kids books. But not on the menu!
Would I eat one? No.
For me, however, it’s more about my interest in cutting back on meat in my diet (unless “free”, as I experienced recently). I’m trying to focus on lean meats, as well as adding more vegeterian sources of protein. Lions aren’t part of the plan.
For those that do eat meat regularly, what do you think?
Would you pay $21 for a Lion Burger? Would you even try one?
You could feel like the new king of the jungle:)