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Lebanon’s Buns And Guns Restaurant

by | 24th, June 2008

buns-and-guns.jpgTHE SMELL of war:

A fast-food restaurant in Beirut’s war-torn southern suburb has hit upon an explosive way to attract customers.

Buns and Guns is made out to look like a military post and diners eat to the sound of gunfire instead of muzak.

Owner Yousef Ibrahim presents rebranded Lebanese favourites like the “rocket-propelled grenade” (chicken on a skewer) and “terrorist bread”.

“They accuse us of terrorism, so let’s serve terrorist bread, why not?” Mr Ibrahim told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV.

Other dishes include the Kalashnikov, Dragunov, Viper, B52, while realistic-looking weapons and ammunition decorate the counters, and camouflage netting hangs from the ceiling.


“It attracts customers in an unconventional way. You noticed the moment I opened the restaurant, there was a lot of business,” he told the al-Manar correspondent, who later tucked into an RPG sandwich.


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