2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and the best-selling author of “Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus,” “Dave Barry in Cyberspace,” “Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys” and other books. He just turned 50.
And no, he’s not going to whine about it. In fact, he’s not going to dwell on the negative aspects of turning 50 — like the weight gain that results from merely watching food commercials, or discovering random hairs sprouting from unexpected sectors of your body. Instead, Dave is going to make all of you out there under the half-century mark envious with a rundown of the advantages of turning 50.
For instance, you know all those newspaper articles about Middle East turmoil you read because you think you should? Dave doesn’t read ‘em, because with his eyes he can’t! And you know all that energy you spend trying to look and sound hip? Dave doesn’t, because after 50 it’s hopeless. Random House Audio.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.