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.
Dennis Miller had an unlikely start as a comedian. As legend has it, he majored in journalism, having been inspired by Robert Redford in “All the President’s Men,” the 1976 movie about reporters Woodward and Bernstein who cracked the Watergate case. Miller first gained notoriety, however, as the anchor of Weekend Update, the news parody on “Saturday Night Live.”
He is best known for his irreverent style of humor and his tag line, “Of course, that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong.” He is currently the host of “Dennis Miller Live,” which first aired on HBO in 1994. Since then, he and his staff have won an Emmy Award for the writing on the show. In addition to his numerous appearances in television and film, Miller is the author of “The Rants,” “Ranting Again,” and most recently, “I Rant Therefore I Am,” all from Doubleday. He and his wife live in southern California with their two children.
Listen to Miller rant about Families and Gun Control, from Ranting Again, courtesy of BDD 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.