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.
As long as we’re on the subject of offensive analogies, let’s not let the day pass without a nod to Rep. Steve King, who took to the House floor this week to equate immigrants with cattle. Proposing a wire-topped fence along the border between the United States and Mexico, King said: “We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.”
As Wonkette notes, King, an Iowa Republican, was last observed opining that Iraq is safer than Washington. Think Progress has explained the problems with King’s math, but we’ll take our proof circumstantially. When George W. Bush visited Baghdad last month, the trip was deemed so dangerous that it was kept a secret from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki until five minutes before he was to meet with Bush there. Now al-Maliki is coming to Washington, and we know this because the White House announced his visit today — nearly two full weeks before his expected arrival.
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.