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.
Pop singer George Michael was arrested in the wee hours of Sunday morning after driving his SUV into the front of a closed photo shop in London. The network of closed-circuit TV cameras that monitor the city captured his vehicle hopping the curb and plowing into the Snappy Snaps store, reported first by The Mirror. He was released and is due back in court next month. Michael was convicted of “unfit” driving in 2007, and only recently had his driving privileges reinstated. This accident is the latest in a long list of at least seven previous run-ins with police, and the Sun has an overview. And late last year he gave an interview to the Guardian in which he expressed no remorse over his hard-partying image, saying, “Nobody wants to regularly smoke crack.”
George gave an interview to “The South Bank Show” in 2006 during which he appeared to be smoking a joint, and Sky News has the video:
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.