“Salt Bae” is opening two real-life restaurants, because that’s what being a famous meme gets you these days

OMG: We just found out that Salt Bae is opening his own restaurants, and excuse us as we fangirl forevermore. In case you’re not up on your internet memes, let’s go over the brief, but beautiful, history of Salt Bae, aka Turkish restauranteur Nusret Gökçe. But just know that you’re going to end up having to buy plane tickets IMMEDIATELY to celebrate the fact that Salt Bae is opening restaurants. There’s really no avoiding it.

ICYMI, Salt Bae is the product of a ridiculously attractive chef who salted a steak, instantly going viral. You’ve gotta watch the video! Then you’ll get it, we promise.

It. Is. Amazing. True, pure beauty!

According to Paper, an interview with Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News announces that Salt Bae is opening restaurants. Ah!! When asked about the popular meme, he humbly explained,

"Actually that move at the end [salting] came automatically. I did not do that to show off. It is just my signature. You can think of it a kind of final touch for a painting. It was a final touch to the meat; I was blessing the meat."

Awwwwwww. Who knew we’d be the ones who ended up #blessed?

Everything he touches is magic. Like, actual magic. WHO LOOKS LIKE THIS WHEN THEY COOK? We’re drooling.

Basically, prepare to see us in London soon! We wanna see this cutie in action.