Charles Barkley may be getting negative attention from some residents in San Antonio, but one business owner is putting his negative comments to good use, and as the latest inspiration for a new burger: The Charles Barkley ‘Fat Mexican Burger.’
Raymond Diaz, the co-owner of Everybody Loves Raymond’s on the city’s Southside says he wasn’t offended at all by Barkley’s comments; it was all in good fun.
“In San Antonio we love our food,” Diaz said. “It’s nothing to be upset about, we do.”
Thanks to the help of social media, Diaz says he was able to put together the ‘Fat Mexican Burger’.
“It’s entire one pound cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles…. Then we top it off with a bean and cheese chalupa and two cheese enchiladas and gravy,” he said. “It has nothing to do with an actual ‘fat’ person but the food.”
The family run restaurant, Everybody Loves Raymond’s, has been in business for nearly 30 years and he says his goal is to have more Spurs fan embrace Barkley’s comments and get the man himself to try one.
“We love our team,” Diaz said. “Barkley does it for attention and we shouldn’t get mad, I’m using it to sell ‘big’ burgers.”