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.
Guns & Ammo, a popular magazine among gun enthusiasts, recently ran an Op-Ed by editor Dick Metcalf arguing that some limited forms of regulation are probably constitutional. This would strike most observers as a rather banal argument. But the readers of Guns & Ammo are decidedly not most observers: Metcalf’s piece inspired a full-scale reader revolt/freakout.
For a sense of the outcry, check out this Facebook screen-grab, via New York Magazine’s Joe Coscarelli:
And there’s plenty more where that came from. One particularly enlightened gun enthusiast, for example, opined ([sic] to basically all of the following): “You cannot be FOR and Against it that’s insanity. You have let us down. Its like saying your a Jew but Hitler is you idol. This is Ludicrous. I will be cancelling my subscription.”
Comments like the above have spurred Guns & Ammo’s editor in chief, Jim Bequette, to not only fire Metcalf but also expedite his own departure, originally planned for Jan. 1, 2014. “I made a mistake by publishing the column,” Bequette wrote in an apology to readers. “I thought it would generate a healthy exchange of ideas on gun rights. I miscalculated, pure and simple. I was wrong, and I ask your forgiveness.”
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.