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.
Barack Obama dined with Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley leaders last night at the secluded home of John Doerr about 25 miles south of San Francisco. The conversation focused on investing in education, jobs and, of course, the future of technology in America.
Can you identify the attendees in this holidays-style raise-your-glass-and-smile photo?
Here’s a cheat sheet of some of the attendees:
- Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google
- Carol Bartz, head of Yahoo!
- Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter
- Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix
- Arthur Levinson, Genentech chairman
- John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University
- Steve Westly, managing partner of the Westly Group venture capital firm
- John Chambers, head of Cisco Systems
- Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle
And just because we think it’s endearing, here’s a bigger version of the president chewing the cud with Jesse Eisenberg — I mean — Mark Zuckerberg.
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.