Legendary Punk Club CBGB Becoming a Burger Joint in Newark Airport

December 22, 2015, 7:14 PM UTC
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American punk rock group The Ramones. Left to right: Johnny Ramone (1948 - 2004) Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone (1951 - 2001) and Dee Dee Ramone (1952 - 2002). (Photo by Roberta Bayley/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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CBGB, the legendary punk club where acts like The Ramones and Talking Heads kickstarted their careers, is coming back. In New Jersey. As a burger joint.

Yes, you read that right. And not just anywhere in New Jersey, but at the Newark Airport, reports Gothamist.

The new place won’t pay homage to “Hilly’s Chilli,” the dish from the original club on the Bowery that was famously spiked with bodily fluids. Instead, it’ll sell tourists burgers for $14 and make them think they’re eating just like Johnny Ramone, who probably couldn’t afford ramen noodles when he was writing the riff for “Beat on the Brat.”

The restaurant could be opened before the end of the year, Gothamist notes.