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.
According to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions, the Boy Scouts of America is “actively considering” an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts and scout leaders, NBC News reports.
The new policy, if adopted, would eliminate the ban from the national organization’s official rules, but leave local chapters and sponsoring organizations to decide whether or not to admit gay members.
And this uneven application of inclusivity will be a problem for the organization. In fact, it already is.
Just this week, a Maryland chapter of the Boy Scouts was recently forced to drop an anti-discrimination charter by a regional council, issuing the following statement:
“Due to pressure from the National Capital Area Council of BSA, Pack 442 was forced to remove its Non-Discrimination statement in order to keep our Charter (set to expire Jan 31st). This Non-Discrimination statement, previously posted here, welcomed ALL families.”
And before you go and think that it’s the courage of young gay scouts fighting the policy from within that caused the national organization’s change of heart, consider this: Openly discriminating against gay members has taken a financial toll on the Boy Scouts.
As reported by NBC News:
About 50 local United Way groups and several corporations and charities have concluded that the ban violates their non-discrimination requirements and have ceased providing financial aid to the Boy Scouts.
If approved, the change could be announced as early as next week. As for the actual impact of the policy? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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.