Do you want to try some lion tacos? Well, don’t go to Taco Fusion. The Florida restaurant has pulled the interesting item from its menu after several customers complained about using the exotic animal in a taco.
Ryan Gougeon, the owner of the Florida restaurant, said that he received several complaints and even threats about his lion tacos.
Gougeon said: We’re getting all kinds of threats over it … Now we’re getting bomb threats, and everything else. Some guy just called and said he’d kidnap me and grind me up for a taco. There are so many coming in we aren’t counting.”
Gougeon eventually decided that the lion tacos weren’t worth all of the hassle. The tacos, which were available for $35, were pulled from the menu this week.
Taco Fusion wrote in a statement: “Some of you were supportive, some of you were angry. We listened to everyone and decided to no longer carry lion.”
You may not be able to get lion tacos anymore at Taco Fusion but there are still plenty of other unique options available. The restaurant currently has beaver, otter, shark, rattlesnake and kangaroo tacos on the menu.
What do you think of the lion tacos? Are you surprised that the restaurant caved into the threats and pulled the item from the menu?