That’s right. The 2017 meme is now a gourmet burger joint. And it’s open in the Grand Airport of Istanbul.
While you may remember the salt-sprinkling man starring most of our 2017 memes as just that, a meme, the truth is that Turkish butcher, chef and restaurateur Nusret Gökçe (nicknamed Salt Bae) is of much more culinary significance than what meets the chronically online eye. Salt Bae is actually the founder and owner of Nusr-Et, a chain of luxury steakhouses, and gourmet burger joint Saltbae - which just opened in the Grand Airport of Istanbul.
What was once a tedious transit has now become an exciting opportunity to indulge in a gourmet dining experience, coupled with the long-sought feeling of in-ness that our Instagram stories so crave.
Once travelled to from all over the globe, Saltbae now exists in numerous locations across the world, from NYC to Dubai. The restaurant, branded by none other than Salt Bae, is one of the most talked-about restaurants of the decade and a certified glitch in the fabric of the universe.