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.
The total number of plastic surgeries may be falling, but more men are going under the knife to look younger and skinnier. The number of male cosmetic surgery patients has risen 16 percent from 2002 to 2007, the Houston Chronicle reports, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be hearing about it at the water cooler anytime soon: Whereas women have become more open about their nips and tucks, most of the men getting the surgeries keep them a secret. Many are baby boomers dipping their feet in the fountain of youth. Others are young men simply looking for the physical perfection they weren’t born with.
Why are men so silent about their plastic surgeries? Sure, they’re embarrassed, and would anyone be listening anyway? Think about all the makeover reality shows you’ve seen. How many have featured men? It’ll probably take you a while to remember that token let’s-redo-a-guy episode. But the representation of men in makeover series, even with this recent increase in male plastic surgeries, isn’t that far off from the statistics: Men still account for only 5 to 10 percent of the market. One small step in male plastic surgery, one giant step backward for males as a whole.
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.