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.
Is it getting hot in here or is it just us?
Today, reporters received an e-mail with a quote from Kevin Hassett, John McCain‘s economic advisor. Speaking about Barack Obama‘s economic plan, Hassett said, “The fact is that Obama’s plan today is the most shameless piece of potential plagiarism that I have ever seen. He basically took [Hillary] Clinton’s words and Clinton’s policies and called them his own. If I were a professor I’d give him an F and try to get him kicked out of school for something this terrible.”
But here’s the interesting thing about that quote: The e-mail in which it was contained didn’t come from McCain’s campaign. It came from the press office of Obama’s fellow Democrat, Hillary Clinton.
Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.More Vincent Rossmeier.
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.