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.
Beginning at 5 p.m. ET, Glenn Beck is hosting his final Fox News show. We’ll be watching it from Salon headquarters in New York and tweeting the highlights live in this post.
Alex Pareene has a retrospective on Beck’s three-year run on Fox here. And the liberal group Media Matters — which is literally partying in observance of Beck’s departure — has compiled a useful list of Beck’s “top five failed predictions” and 50 worst moments. In my favorite, from January, he predicts the Arab revolts will lead to the implosion of the entire world (watch it at the bottom of this post).
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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.