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.
Despite taking the lion’s share of the blame for the allegedly engineered four-day traffic snarl in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff who was unceremoniously fired by Gov. Chris Christie last week, is described by friends and colleagues as a loyal team player unlikely to “go rogue” and enact such political retribution on her own.
Speaking anonymously to the New York Times, many people who know Kelly in a personal and professional capacity say that the former Christie aide is a hardworking and diligent political operative, not known for recklessness or being vindictive.”She follows the chain of command,” said a friend to the Times. “She’s not a cowboy.”
“The person I worked with through the years is not the person you see in the press these days,” Jeff Tittel, a longtime environmental advocate, told the Times.
Yet although Kelly is presented by the Times as faithful and determined, the report also finds operatives saying that she changed after entering Christie’s inner-circle. She began to “relish” doling out “political payback.” Explaining Kelly’s transformation, one Republican official told the Times, “A lot of these guys lose perspective on reality. I think that’s what happened here.”
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.