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Regina eatery offers 'crack'ed pepper burger to mock Toronto's Rob Ford

11/08/2013 05:34 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
A Regina restaurant has added a menu item which mocks Toronto's mayor Rob Ford, based on his recent admission to having used crack cocaine.

Nicki's Cafe created a cracked pepper hamburger and — with a simple tweak to the punctuation on the specials board — the menu item became a 'crack'ed pepper burger, which took off like hot cakes.

"We don't want to make fun of anybody, that's the last thing I want to do," Perry Makris, the owner of the restaurant, told CBC News Friday. "Especially when it comes to drug abuse and stuff like that. But we don't want to offend anybody with it, it's like I said. We're just making light of the situation."

The mockery attracted one customer who said he was driving through Regina on his way to Winnipeg, heard about the 'crack burger' and decided to makes a special stop to partake.

The hamburger was on most plates during the Friday lunch rush and customers were eating up the reference to Ford, with relish.

"He pretty much deserves what he gets," Troy Sangster said of the roasting Ford is getting. "He's apologizing but he's not stepping down. He's running around kind of like a buffoon so I think all jokes are allowed."

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