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.
If early estimates are to be believed (at Deadline, Nikki Finke had her doubts on Sunday), it looks like “Captain America: The First Avenger” has flown higher and faster than its summertime superhero rivals, “Green Lantern,” “X-Men: First Class” and “Thor.”
According to Box Office Mojo:
Captain America made an estimated $65.8 million on approximately 7,100 screens at 3,715 locations, edging out fellow Avenger Thor’s $65.7 million as well as Green Lantern’s $53.2 million and X-Men: First Class’s $55.1 million to top the summer’s superhero launches.
“Captain America” has also pushed “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ (which made only $48 million this weekend) from the top of the box office charts, overseeing a sharp 72-percent second-weekend fall for Radcliffe, Watson et al. However unfortunate Potter’s ticket dip, however, it’s hard to think of “Deathly Hallows 2″ as anything but a success when it’s already racked up the following records (among others):
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.