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 iPhone 4 doesn’t come out for a couple more days, but Apple worshippers are appeasing their cravings early by downloading iOS 4, the new mobile operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch, and, in the fall, iPad. Tech-xhilirating!
The new features of iOS 4 have been heavily documented. There are folders to organize apps and improvements in Mail. There’s iBooks for your palm-sized shopping and reading experience. And of course, there is glorious, glorious multitasking.
So who gets to play with iOS 4? Wired has provided a helpful breakdown. iPhone 3GS, third-generation iPod touch, and iPhone 4 are fully compatible with the operating system. iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch are mostly compatible but can’t do multitasking. And owners of the original 2007 iPhone and iPod Touch can’t use iOS 4 at all, but they do deserve a pat on the back. Seriously, people, you haven’t broken that thing or dropped it in a toilet yet?
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.