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.
Attention: It has been reported that Chris Martin, the lanky Coldplay frontman and ex-husband of human mannequin Gwyneth Paltrow, is now dating American national treasure Jennifer Lawrence. I normally do not care at all about celebrity gossip, but Chris Martin, the embodiment of all-things-emo, and JLaw, an oft-GIF-ed woman who routinely throws up at parties, could not be more different, as far as cultural icons go:. There is only one way to process this news, as an unlikely mashup of JLaw reaction GIFs and Coldplay lyrics. Happy Friday, everyone:
“You left the sweetest of tastes in my mouth”
-”The Hardest Part”
“Gravity release me, don’t ever hold me down. Now my feet won’t touch the ground”
-”Life in Technicolor II”
“Give me real don’t give me fake”
“Did you want me to change? Well I changed for good. And I want you to know, you’ll always get your way”
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
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.