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.
An article titled “Don’t Marry Career Women” currently appears on Forbes’ Web site, which is funny considering that some of the attitudes therein far predate the Internet. ARPAnet, even. To the many irate readers who’ve e-mailed us about that one: Stay tuned. We career women are on the case, thereby neglecting our partners’ emotional needs.
But while you’re waiting, don’t miss the apparent companion piece, “How to Land a Rich Man.” (Or Forbes’ new Quiz and 10 Sex Moves to Make Him Melt sections.) It’s also available, with pretty pictures, at AOL. Advice includes: “Get yourself involved in a committee and win yourself a ticket into the world of deep pockets and wealthy mates. Join both parties if you must.” This article is geared, I guess, for all the ladies who saw the “career women” piece and quit their jobs.
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.