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.
We find it remarkable that this lesson still needs learning, but a word to the wise: If you’re running the social media accounts for a controversial organization or individual, don’t try to be cute and create your own hashtag…unless you want to see it hijacked by your haters within 20 minutes.
Or, as of Tuesday, you can ask the NYPD.
In a brazen attempt to destroy the department’s reputation for competence and efficiency (hold the civil liberties, please) the people manning the NYPD’s Twitter account decided on Tuesday that starting a hashtag, #mynypd, would be a totally good idea that wouldn’t backfire in a predictable and high-profile manner:
And with the starting gun having been shot, Twitter’s many NYPD critics were off:
Plenty more where that came from, but we’ll let Vice’s Molly Crabapple have the last word:
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.