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.
Moammar Gadhafi was a terror-funding dictator, whose brutal crackdown against his own people sparked a civil war that ultimately killed him — and he was just about the weirdest dictator in recent memory. Which is to say: At times, he could be difficult to take seriously.
Befitting a man who possessed such a staggering mix of brutality and eccentricity, responses to his death yesterday were all over the board. Jon Stewart rolled through some of those responses on “The Daily Show” last night, and found that most people reacted positively to the news. The sole exception? Employees of a certain right-leaning cable network.
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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.