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.
Fox411 reports that the Discovery Channel is canceling “American Guns,” its reality show about a family of gun makers in Colorado.
The show, which has been out of production, had been gaining popularity with a 50 percent ratings increase for its second season premiere.
Although the Discovery rep didn’t link the show’s cancelation to the recent shooting in Newtown, Conn., Fox notes that criticism flooded into the show’s Facebook page in the aftermath of the massacre, and notes that many in Hollywood are beginning to question the role entertainment plays in promoting gun culture.
Similarly, the AP reported that this weekend’s premieres for Tom Cruise’s new action movie, “Jack Reacher,” and the comedy “Parental Guidance” were postponed out of respect for the Sandy Hook victims, and Fox pulled new episodes of “Family Guy” and “American Dad” “to avoid potentially sensitive content.”
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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.