One restaurant has taken a stance against serving ketchup, and they make burgers. We. Are. Confused

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Image: Condiment crisis: Chef bans ketchup from his restaurant

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A chef has sparked a condiment debate (yes, this is serious stuff) after he banned customers over the age of 10 from using ketchup in his restaurant.

 

Xavier Duclos, who runs the Mad Fresh Bistro in Florida, said that tomato sauce tainted his culinary creations – did we mention that he serves burgers and chips?

 

He told the Fort Myers News Press: “I had someone try and sneak ketchup in here and I kicked them out.

 

"I think my flavours work. You don’t walk into the museum and tell them to change the colours of the painting.”

 

Erm, he's got a point.
 

Could you eat a burger without the tomato stuff and survive the sitting? If the answer is no, read on because we’re sorry to tell you, but you might be a full-blown ketchup addict.

 

The symptoms:

You eat your ketchup with eggs

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Scrambled eggs and ketchup

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It really should be the other way around.

 

People who put mayonnaise on their chips annoy you

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Chips with mayonnaise and ketchup

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Well, it just gets in the way of all the ketchup goodness, doesn’t it?

 

You express your feelings through it

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Tomato ketchup face

Via Tumblr: Mind Inspiration

Is there really any other way to let someone know how much you care?

 

Who needs pasta sauce when you’ve got ketchup?

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Pasta with tomato sauce

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If you’ve committed this culinary crime, get help. Now. 

 

You have no brand loyalty

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You don’t discriminate when it comes to the tomato sauce. It all tastes good.

 

You hate tomatoes …

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Tomatoes

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They’re not ketchup.

 

The day Walkers got a ketchup makeover was a good one

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Walkers tomato ketchup crisps

Via Walkers

After all, ketchup and potatoes are the ultimate combination.

Love ketchup? Tell us why in the comments below