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  • There’s a Restaurant in Cairo Selling a Burger for 1,495LE


    While it may have died down a little this year, the gourmet burger craze is still alive and well in Cairo. Restaurants like Mince and Butcher’s Burger are amongst the most popular eateries in the city thanks to their creative, high-end(ish) takes on the classic bun-burger-bun combo; but one restaurant in Heliopolis has stepped up to the plate with what is likely to be the most expensive burger in all of Egypt.

    Priced at an eye-watering 1,495LE, Food Gun’s Bazoka Burger has caused quite the stir on social media. But what is this expensive monstrosity of meat? Well, most of the 1,495LE probably accounts for the 250gm of wagyu beef. Also on the burger is two slices of reportedly high quality Swiss cheese, 50gm of what Food Gun calls ‘black mushroom’ – probably shitake mushrooms – a small steak slice and veggies, all wrapped up in a brioche bread bun.

    While wagyu beef is indeed very, very expensive, the rest of the ingredients barely account for this most outrageous of burgers. Food Gun has been open since the back end of 2016 and the rest of the restaurant's prices are much more sensible - a cheeseburger goes for 35LE, for example, while a triple patty burger goes for 70LE.

    Whether anyone will actually ever have the gall (and money) to order the Bazoka Burger is still to be seen. What we do know is that Egyptian social media users have lashed back at the restaurant on Facebook. You can check out all the hate here.

    By Samar El Shams