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.
Have you ever been sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, wishing that your car could just take off into the sky? Well, get ready: the flying car may be coming sooner than you think.
The Terrafugia is an airplane that can be driven on roads (although “flying car” sounds cooler), and it just received a special exemption from the FAA classifying it as a “light sport aircraft” even though it’s 100 pounds too heavy. This means that potential driver-pilots will only need 20 hours of flying time to get behind the wheel.
The Terrafugia may be available as early as the end of 2011. It’ll cost about $200,000, will fit in home garages and will transfer from road vehicle to plane in 30 seconds. Its makers envision the average buyer as an amateur pilot living near an air field. But I just envision George Jetson.
Below, the Terrafugia in action:
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.