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.
Hov ended his Brooklyn, N.Y., concert series at Barclays Center this weekend with several surprises for his fans. Originally from Brooklyn, the rapper paid homage to his local roots by riding the R train from Canal Street in Manhattan to the Atlantic Avenue/Barcl
Like the previous seven concerts, the final performance streamed live via YouTube, this time pulling in over 18,000 viewers. And it was worth it; the concert culminated with a guest performance from his wife, Beyoncé, who had reportedly sat in VIP for the previous shows. Her appearance even caught him off-guard, it seems, as he missed his cue to join her onstage for their hit, “Crazy in Love.” (He reportedly said, “Oh sh-t, I should probably rap here,” before hurrying out onto the stage.)
Not one to miss another opportunity to market himself, the rapper and Brooklyn Nets minority owner will also be selling a live record of the show, his first in over a decade. The digital-only “Live in Brooklyn EP” will go on sale Tuesday, and features both music and video from the eight shows.
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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.