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.
Mike Cutone, a former Green Beret who served in Iraq, joined the Massachusetts state police and realized that American military tactics might abroad might help fight domestic crime, too. “Insurgents and gang members both want to operate in a failed area, a failed community, a failed state,” he told “60 Minutes’” Lesley Stahl. “They know they can live off the passive support of the the community where the community is not going to call or engage the local police.”
And Cutone’s tactics, which empower citizens to strengthen their community, have gotten positive results. The schools have “seen fewer discipline problems and drug offenses and that litter and gang graffiti is no longer everywhere in sight” reports “60 Minutes,” signs the gang’s grip in Springfield is loosening.
Cutone insists that “the status quo of traditional policing” is not “going to work” in neighborhoods like Springfield.
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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.