CLOSED SUNDAY (as you probably assumed) + GHOST Burger for Record Store Day

So, as mentioned, BOTH Kuma’s locations are closed Sunday to celebrate the 4/20 holiday.  There is another holiday scheduled for that day as well but we aren’t completely familiar with how it all works.

In addition, Saturday (tomorrow) is Record Store Day! And in conjunction with our friends at Reckless Records, we’ve got some very special lunch guests stopping by. Papa Emeritus of Ghost and his Ghouls will be joining us briefly Saturday morning (around 11:30am) before their appearance at Reckless Records Broadway!

In celebration of this momentous occasion, we are offering the GHOST burger for this day ONLY and ONLY at our Belmont Ave. location. If you didn’t get a chance to sink your teeth into this in October, take our advice and do it now. It may never be available again.

In addition, in honor of Reckless Records and Record Store day, bring your receipt in from any Reckless Records location dated 04/19/14 and receive 15% off your food purchase at either Kuma’s location (valid only 04/19/14).


Come eat!!



Holy. New specials.

Please add to list of things that must be consumed post haste. New BOTM’s at both locations!

Kuma’s Corner:

The third and final of our collaborations with our friends at Dryhop Brewing, we present the Corrections House!

  • Burger
  • Braised Pork Ribs
  • Apple Butter BBQ
  • Cheddar Polenta
  • Caramelized Red Onion
  • Fresh Arugula


Kuma’s Too:

We’ve been huge fans of these guys for quite a hot minute. Come have a bite of Valkyrie!

  • Burger
  • Herbed Cream Cheese
  • Breaded Deep Fried Pancetta
  • Bruschetta  Mix
  • Fresh Basil


…hey. HEY.

Maybe you wanted to know about the burgers of the month? Let us help you with that!

For February, each location has an amazing offering:

Kuma’s Corner -

Continuing our collaboration series with DryHop Brewing and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, we present an homage to an amazing band and some longtime regulars Russian Circles:


  • Burger
  • Braised Venison
  • Sharp White Cheddar
  • Horseradish Aioli
  • Frizzled Beets

And to go along with it, DryHop has brewed an amazing beer available at both locations during the month of March in honor of these guys as well. Death Rides A Horse is a Russian Imperial Stout and weighs in at a dizzying 8% abv.

Kuma’s Too

We don’t know of many bands from Ireland in general. But TOME gives us hope that good things do exist there in that regard.


  •  Burger
  •  Corned Beef
  •  Stout Braised Onions
  •  Potatoes O’Brien
  •  Whole Grain Honey Mustard

Come fucking eat!

Just a ditty about some recent happenings…

JUST to keep you all updated, we have some things we are pretty damned excited about to share with you.

First: Burgers of The Month.

Kuma’s Corner  

you may recall we did a burger for these hashers a good while ago and we thought it was appropriate to pay them their dues for working so hard and releasing their new record “Whales and Leeches” (and, subsequently, appearing on the David Letterman Show! You guys nailed it!). So, we teamed up with our friends at Dryhop Brewing and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild  to commemorate these dudes being awesome by doing a second burger as well as a beer in their honor! The burger description is below. The beer, which will only be available on tap at Kuma’s locations and at Dryhops brewpub ( 3155 N. Broadway, Chicago) is an 8% Imperial Red Ale called Reverse Thunder and we couldn’t be more excited. This is the first of three collaborations we’ll be doing together so keep your eyes peeled for those over the next couple of months.


  • burger
  • housemade jalapeño beer cheese
  • Cain and Able battered Onion rings
  • housemade bourbon barbecue sauce

Kuma’s Too

A lot of you are fans of the band Mastodon and for good reason. We’ve had a burger in their honor for years now. But, did you know that before Mastodon a couple of these gentlemen were in an enormously underrated band that was blowing minds of small club goers as early as 1992? That band was called Lethargy. We pay the following homage to them:


  • burger
  • fried bacon
  • mustard braised turkey breast
  • spicy ricotta cheese
  • oatmeal stout battered and fried crimini mushrooms

Second: As we mentioned previously, Kuma’s Too now offers delivery! Seven days a week you can have beef delivered to your door. Our delivery window is 4pm to 9:30! It’s snowing and it’s cold and you know you’d rather sit inside and watch tv and gorge on beef than setting up chairs in the street to drive over and pick it up. So let us do the work for you! Go to and search for Kuma’s Too or, just click HERE and place your order tonight!


Closed for the holidays, Kuma’s Too Delivery, Etc.

As we are every year, Kuma’s Corner and Kuma’s Too will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. Make sure you fill up on beef and whiskey to hold you over on those days and we’ll see you back at our normal operating hours afterwards!

Also, a very exciting note, Kuma’s Too is now delivering! We’ve partnered up with our friends at Grub Hub to deliver our burgers to your door! Please note, at this time, this service is only available from Kuma’s Too. Go to Grub Hub ( when you don’t feel like leaving your couch because you’re watching reruns of Much Music and let us bring the beef to you!



Give thanks (closed thursday)…

Although recent research has revealed that the Pilgrims did not eat Turkey as has been widely believed in this country but ate deer at the first thanksgiving, we much prefer it. So, tomorrow we will be partaking in that meal with our families instead of slinging burgers. We encourage you to do the same. We will reopen at our normal time at both locations on friday to feed your post target trample hunger and thirst.




Alright alright alright. The smoke has cleared a little bit but we’re going to light up another one. The special at both Kuma’s locations is, as it is every november, the SLEEP

  • 8oz Turkey Patty
  • Cranberry Jelly
  • Tempura Fried Stuffing Patty
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Fried Sage

Come fucking eat!



Kuma’s Corner and Kuma’s Too…

We’d like to let you know that both of our locations will be CLOSED on Tuesday October 29th. However, both of our locations will be OPEN on Halloween! This will be your absolute last chance to try the Ghost or the Pig Mtn. at each of their respective locations before Sleep takes over your life! Just a little over two weeks…

Update about the band Ghost

Kuma’s Corner is aware that in some cases, people have unfortunately found reason to find offense at our recent special menu addition the Ghost. We make hamburgers for a living. We are a small nine table restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. And we love heavy metal. There is a band doing music that we enjoy particularly called Ghost. They are from Sweden. As with all of our burgers, the Ghost was created to pay homage to the music they’ve created.  We work very hard on coming up with creative combinations for our food just as a band would work very hard to be creative with their music and we think it shows in their regard so we found it appropriate that with them being on tour this month, and this month being October, we honor them in this way.

That said, we appreciate the kind words of support from the vast majority of people who understand that we, in no way, created this as a commentary on religion or as an attack on anyones personal beliefs. In the past we have done a number of burgers dealing with this same exact topic to very little fanfare. Never in the spirit of offending anyone, and always in mindset of praising a band for the work that they do.


However, in the haze of the past few days, we would like to express the following. We support the rights of every person in the United States as given to them by the Constitution, to do and say what they feel. We are fortunate to live in a place where we are granted particular freedoms not available to most people in most locales and we feel it is our obligation to not stand down in the face of threats but instead to stand up for something we hold to be much nobler; the First Amendment. If you are not familiar with it, let us provide the text for you:


“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”


So, to be clear, the Ghost burger will be available at Kuma’s Corner throughout the month of October. In addition, Ghost will be on tour in the United States all month and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with this amazing band by supporting them at one of their shows across the country.


In standing with our policy of supporting charity and Chicago at large, we will be making a $1500 dollar donation to the Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese as we understand that they share our mentality of serving anyone in need from any walk of life.


Michael Cain

Luke Tobias

Kuma’s Corner

Chicago, IL

BOTM and lots of other things!

So it’s the first of the month and that only means one thing. Burgers of the Month. Please be advised that each special is ONLY available at it’s respective restaurant. And, if you haven’t yet, like Kuma’s Corner and Kuma’s Too on Facebook and follow us on instagram! @originalkumascorner and @kumastoo respectively. So, without further ado:

Kuma’s Corner

We pay homage to a recent favorite of ours, GHOST, the only way we know how. With beef and goat meat. If you aren’t familiar with this band, please make yourself familiar as they are a sight to behold.

The Ghost is as follows:

  • 10 oz. patty
  • Slow braised goat shoulder
  • Aged white cheddar
  • Ghost chile aioli
  • Red wine reduction
  • Communion wafer garnish




Kuma’s Too

At Kuma’s Too, we pay tribute to a somewhat lesser known group of bruisers, Pig Mountain. These guys are from North Carolina and are everything we love about heavy music. Check them out at and tell them we sent you!

The Pig Mtn. is:

  • 10 oz. patty
  • Whole Grain Mustard
  • Roasted pork belly
  • Cinnamon sauteed apple
  • Caramelized onion
  • Fried rosemary