Iowa Restaurant Creates Donald Trump ‘No-Nonsense’ Burger: Rich with Plenty of Ham

01/27/2016 at 03:22 PM ET

A burger to trump all burgers?

That’s what Walter Jahncke, chef and owner of the Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa is hoping. He created a burger named for Donald Trump in light of the GOP candidate’s arrival to the small town and, as Jahnck says, an attempt to “make hamburgers great again.”

So, what exactly goes into such a burger? The restaurant’s menu describes it as: “like Trump—this burger is all business. For the man who likes to ham it up for the cameras it’s stacked with half a pound of ham, but don’t worry—it’s piled on top of our famous no nonsense all beef all American monument third pound burger. We’ve added shredded cheese as Trump continues to shred the competition in the polls. Grilled onions for all the tears from political pundits who can’t figure Trump out…”

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And like its namesake the burger is causing controversy.

“A lot of people have commented on the burger and it’s gotten mixed reviews,” Jahncke tells PEOPLE. “But it has nothing to do with the taste.”

“I actually had someone call me the morning after [I debuted it] and say, ‘I don’t think it’s appropriate that you have a Trump burger on the menu and I just wanted you to know that I won’t be eating in your establishment ever again,’” he says.

But, Jahncke denies that his new burger has anything to do with Trump’s politics. “That’s not why we did this,” he said. “He’s in the news so much. His personality is larger than life and it seemed fun to play on. If we chose a candidate who wasn’t getting in the press—I don’t want to be too crass about it, but I do run a café and I kind of hoped by selling a Trump burger on the menu, maybe some people at his event would want to come over and check out the burger.”

He also added that his restaurant is open to all opinions and beliefs, but the restaurant has welcomed other Republican politicians like Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee.

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“As an owner, I don’t discriminate against anyone on their political opinion,” said Jahncke, who took over nearly 100-year-old restaurant in 2012. “I served everyone really good food and if you come in with a Hillary shirt or a Bernie shirt or a Santorum shirt or a Carson, whatever, I don’t tell you to leave.”

Despite the occasional backlash from customers (Trump has yet to comment on the burger)  Jahncke said he has been talking about making a specialty menu item inspired by candidates who pull ahead in the upcoming election.

Does that mean there are Bernie or Hillary burgers in our near future?

–Blake Bakkila @bcbakkila

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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