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.
One way not to connect with young women voters is to kick off the new year with a measure that would saddle them with a financial penalty if they want to have insurance coverage for abortion care.
A group of Democratic congresswomen on Friday wrote a memo to members of the GOP to tell them as much. It’s a dead-on indictment of the Republican agenda, delivered with the perfect amount of derision to keep things interesting.
The memo was written by Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.; Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y.; Nita Lowey D-N.Y.; Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.; and Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Excerpt via Laura Bassett at the Huffington Post:
“We know you are receptive to memos and have expressed an interest in learning about how to better communicate with women on the issues important to them,” the memo begins, linking to applicable articles. “To that end, this memo is in the spirit of moving past partisan politics and working together to ensure America’s women and their families have the economic security and opportunities they need to succeed.” [...]
“The constant debates and squabbling the witness decried are a result of Republicans refusing to take action on real legislation to help American women,” the congresswomen wrote in the memo on Friday. “The time has come to stop wasting taxpayers’ time and dollars waging attacks on women’s constitutionally protected right to make informed health care decisions about their own bodies with their own doctors and work on an ‘actual legislative agenda for women’s actual needs.’”
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.