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.
At a Q&A session at Sunday night’s PaleyFest in Los Angeles, Aaron Sorkin announced the charged subjects that his most recent drama, “The Newsroom,” will cover in its upcoming coming season: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Trayvon Martin, the Affordable Care Act and drones, to name a few. But Sorkin also wants to address the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that left 26 dead in 2012. He’s just not sure how to do it, yet. “Obviously Newtown is something that was an important moment to all of us and the last thing you want to do is handle it poorly,” he said.
“That’s a tough thing to write about without minimizing it or exploiting it or just spreading cheese wiz all over it,” he told the audience. “You could stop before Sandy Hook. That is the only way you could do it. On the other hand, there are so many land mines to step on. You want to make sure you don’t do a disservice to the story that is very important to all of us.”
“So at the moment, I am sort of looking down the calendar at Sandy Hook and that is my fear there.” Although “I am not a hundred percent sure,” he added, “(But) I bet we do.”
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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.