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.
A major corporation is sharing profits with its workers? What sort of death spiral toward Stalin’s gulags does Chrysler want to put us on?
Aol reported Friday that, following a major turnaround since its government bailout four years ago, Chrysler planned to reward its workers with a share of profits. “There can be no more doubt that our comeback is real,” Chrysler CEO and Chairman Sergio Marchionne said in an email to workers, adding that the “credit for our turnaround is yours.” The automaker’s turnaround included a $1.7 billion profit, up from $183 million in 2011.
According to Chrysler’s current contract with the United Auto Workers, eligible union members should expect to receive a check of about $2,250. This is not the first time Marchionne has acted as an untypical CEO. In 2010 and 2011, following the bailout, he turned down both a salary and a bonus for two years in a row.
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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.