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.
George R.R. Martin took to dealing with his Internet fan base directly during a Google livestream yesterday. While most of the questions had to do with “A Song of Ice and Fire” and the HBO show it spawned, “Game of Thrones,” Martin did address some of his more … querulous readers as well.
For example, the fantasy author does not go on his fan boards, something we could have probably guessed from the way his publisher tries to keep people off of them.
“What if they’re guessing the things I haven’t revealed yet? What if they’re guessing correctly? What if they come up with better ideas than the ones I have, do I steal them?” “It’s one of the drawbacks of the whole Internet culture .. that you guys have created,” he says, pointing at Googlers. “Something that previously one reader in 1000 would have guessed, and the other 999 would have no inkling… now that one person in a thousand puts it on an Internet message board … and pretty soon half the readership, or at least the Internet savvy portion knows it.”
Yes, blame Google for your woes, Martin. That should make your message boards light up like a Christmas tree. And just for those out there wondering, no, he doesn’t have any plans for a prequel to “A Song of Ice and Fire.” He still has two more books to write, dammit!
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.