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.
Landon Donovan, the “most accomplished American player” in the history of men’s soccer according to the AP, was famously cut from the U.S. Men’s World Cup team just before the 2014 games started. If you’re not a soccer fan, you might not have known that. You might not even know who Landon Donovan is (and that’s OK!). But if you claim to be a soccer fan, if you claim to cry during the games, if you claim to have a stake in the U.S.’s matches, then you should know that the World Cup isn’t a basketball tournament and that Donovan isn’t on the team. Oh, and definitely do not lie about having watched him to the crew of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” because it will make you famous, and not in a good way:
Seriously … just … why?
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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.