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.
First comes career, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For nearly three quarters of women (74%) worldwide, this is the order in which they measure accomplishment. Over the years, however, the female mindset is changing from housewife to boardroom member, as women in the workplace seek to have it all in life—continuing to climb the corporate ladder with family in tow.
In a recent survey, LinkedIn and Cross-Tab market research company explored the ways today’s women work to achieve what they consider the perfect balance between professional and family life, without losing their sanity in the process. The survey reported that 77% of women worldwide consider their careers successful, despite notable obstacles along the way. Chief among these hurdles to success were inequality in pay (44%), difficulties in balancing work and personal life (44%), and a lack of female mentors and role models (33%) showing them how it’s done.
As for starting families, 43% declared they preferred to keep the business attire for a while longer, while 25% planned to go back to work after having children and 22% anticipated becoming stay-at-home moms instead. Perhaps the most interesting findings, however, related to pay, as more women prefer better work/life balance to higher salaries. Ghirardelli’s infographic below offers a closer look into the working woman’s definition of success:
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.