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.
Anderson Cooper said the Mubarak regime “has blood on their hands” during his first Stateside broadcast in more than a week. The CNN host returned to the U.S. after spending several tumultuous and bloody days in Cairo, reporting on the uprising even against a wave of brutal anti-journalist attacks.
During the segment, Cooper enumerated the abuses of the Mubarak regime by saying it insulted and belittled the nation of Egypt. The reference served as a nod to Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, who disparaged protesters on Monday in a similar manner. By contrast, the AC360 host praised the resilience of anti-government protesters who continue to risk life and limb as they call for an end to 30 years of authoritarian rule.
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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.