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.
Just two days after another mass shooting — this one in Washington, D.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is meeting with Maryland-based gun manufacturer Beretta USA in an attempt to lure the company to the Lone Star State.
The Baltimore Sun reports the Beretta visit is a “long-standing appointment” and is part of a $500,000 advertising campaign that “knocks Maryland’s business climate and takes a swipe at the taxes.” The Republican governor aired a 60-second radio spot in the D.C.-Baltimore area last week, saying, “When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas.”
But Perry has kept an eye on Maryland for months, having visited other gun manufacturers in the state throughout the year; Maryland’s General Assembly passed some of the nation’s strictest gun control legislation in April.
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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.