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.
A month before he is set to stand trial on fraud and conspiracy charges, former Enron chairman Ken Lay is hitting the hustings in what sure seems like an effort to get himself spun into a more positive light. In a speech in Houston Tuesday, Lay suggested that he and his company are victims — of former CFO Andrew Fastow, who committed “despicable and criminal deeds,” and of federal prosecutors, who have buried the truth in a “wave of terror.”
According to the Houston Chronicle, Lay asked former employees to come forward in order to counter prosecutors’ claims with a “wave of truth.” “Either we stand up now — and prove that Enron was a real company, a substantial company, an honest company, a company that had a vision and values — or we will leave this horrific legacy shaped by others,” he said.
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.