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.
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Republican voters who responded to a recent Rasmussen poll have a solution for the GOP’s woes: Become more conservative, and more like Sarah Palin. 43 percent of Republicans say the party has been too moderate over the past eight years. 55 percent say they think Palin should become the model for the national GOP.
This is the kind of thing that can lead to a cycle of defeat. The Republican Party has, for some time now, been getting older, whiter and more conservative, in direct contrast to trends in the country as a whole. The GOP’s remaining partisans, then, naturally want their party to look more like them. That, however, only means a further contraction of its appeal. Lather, rinse, repeat.
For evidence, look no further than that same Rasmussen poll: Overall, 42 percent of respondents believe the Republican Party has been too conservative. 56 percent of self-described moderates gave that answer, as did 64 percent of the Democratic respondents. And 42 percent of moderates, — a plurality — said that John McCain, not Palin, should provide the model for the GOP’s future.
(Hat-tip to TPMDC.)
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.