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.
Surely many of you are bumming over that fact that “Glee’s” Jane Lynch
lost was robbed in the best supporting actress category at last night’s Golden Globes, but this video clip of a pre-show red carpet interview with the L.A Times is sure to make you smile. Looking glamorous as all heck, despite being huddled under an umbrella, she answers the usual boring questions about her dress and jewelry. Then a reporter goes for another lame query: “What’s in the bag?” But there is nothing lame about Lynch’s response: She glances at her sparkly clutch and says plainly, “My invitation, a little bit of lipstick and … a tampon, to be perfectly honest.” This nets a few laughs from the gaggle of reporters, one of whom playfully asks whether Lynch is feeling lucky. “I’m feeling real lucky tonight,” she says sarcastically. “I’m menstruating, I’m in my lady power — and I am young enough to still be menstruating!” Sure, she wasn’t lucky enough to go home with a statuette — blame it on “the curse” — but she is certainly the winner of Best Break From Red Carpet Decorum.
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.