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.
So many people love Justin Bieber. They love him so much, that this year Twitter changed the way it counts its most tweeted-about topics to effectively exclude him.
Still, the teenage heartthrob made it into not one but three of this year’s 10 “most retweeted tweets.” Tweet that?
No. 1 was no other than that lovable faux-conservative TV comedian Stephen Colbert with his June 16 tweet, “In honor of oil-soaked birds, ‘tweets’ are now ‘gurgles.’”
Bieber himself was No. 4, with “Te quiero mucho mi amor” on July 11. But two more tweets about him — from Joe Jonas and Rihanna — were No. 6 and No. 8.
Rounding out the top 10 was another guy named Justin, who tweets about the stuff his dad says.
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.