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.
On the eve of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, the surviving members of Nirvana, stopped by “The Tonight Show” to remember late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and share some stories about the legendary rock band.
Novoselic talked about being a “weird kid” with Cobain in high school; he and Grohl remembered that one time Weird Al Yankovic called Cobain backstage at “SNL,” requesting to do a “Smells Like Teen Spirit” parody; and, about 20 years later, what it was like to perform Nirvana songs with Sir Paul McCartney.
REM frontman Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre tonight.
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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.