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.
OK, take a minute just to stop, stare and gasp with glee. That’s what I did when I ran across these swoon-worthy images of Sterling-Cooper’s curvilicious head secretary (via Nerve). I don’t know what mad genius came up with the idea to immortalize “Mad Men’s” Joan Holloway — played by the divine Christina Hendricks — in glorious full color, but I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the mid-century pinup treatment. We’ll lose the retrograde politics of the show, but we’ll take those clothes any day!
The divine Ms. H and her ladies certainly have plenty to do with the ’60s fashion revival (and, in fact, those with some dressmaking skills might just be able to translate these into patterns). But why stop there? Don Draper’s wardrobe may stop at the gray flannel suit, but I’d still pay to dress him up for work each morning.
Amy Benfer is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, N.Y.More Amy Benfer.
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.