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.
Donald Trump returned to his well-worn bully pulpit, this time to attack U.K. business mogul Alan Sugar, Trump’s counterpart on the U.K.’s version of “The Apprentice.” The verbal battle began when Donald Trump tweeted, “How can George Osborne reduce UK debt while spending billions to subsidize Scotland’s garbage wind turbines that are destroying the country?” Sugar disagreed with Trump’s criticism of the politician, earning him a barrage of insults from Trump. As of yesterday, the battle rages on (Sugar’s responses, seen here, don’t appear on his Twitter feed):
@realDonaldTrump RT:Thank me for the platform where you became known...DUMB DONNY I was well known in the UK long before you went Chapter 11— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 10, 2012
@realDonaldTrump Idiot! You should know not to believe what media says.Learn to use twitter.All my post on your big fat ego are still there— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 10, 2012
@realDonaldTrump I did a little survey of American followers asked what they think of you.They have the same opinion as UK. BS BULLY IDIOT— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 10, 2012
Dopey Sugar @Lord_Sugar I hear your ratings last week were at an all time low--you better get them up or you'll be fired.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2012
Dopey Sugar @Lord_Sugar—if you were smart, which you are not, you would oppose the monstrous windfarms that will destroy your country.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2012
While many might be tired of Trump’s constant barrage of whiny tweets, at least CNN’s Piers Morgan is amused:
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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.