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.
Earlier this week, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly called the gender wage gap a “meme” and said that equal pay laws — like the executive actions taken by President Obama on Tuesday — are “infantilizing” to women. (It was kind of Kelly’s “Uncle Sugar” moment, if you will.) But on Wednesday night, Kelly interviewed Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who wasn’t having much of Kelly’s equal pay denialism, and so she toned it way, way down.
At one point, Kelly tried to set up Sandberg to criticize the president’s executive actions and other policies directed at narrowing the gap by suggesting they are just fuel for lawsuits, but Sandberg came back and said, “I think it’s good that the president took some steps, but it’s not enough. In order to close the gap, we need all kinds of things to happen.”
She then went on to discuss corporate culture’s lack of transparency about what companies pay women — which is precisely the kind of thing policies like the Paycheck Fairness Act (RIP, for now) are intended to change.
Watch the exchange here:
h/t Media Matters
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.