The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2011
|Denny's Mac and Cheese Big Daddy Melt, which was part of their "Lets Get Cheesy" Menu|
Well, congratulations, 2011: You are the mind-fuck of a fast food year that actually found a way to add to the Famous Bowl, to create McDonald's mind-control television, to create a soda that's "not for women" and to literally, actually vilify vegetables.
Who knows what they'll do in 2012? Maybe Pizza Hut will build new restaurants actually encased in cheese, and you have to eat your way to the door. Or Taco Bell will synergize with the March of Dimes and create a street made entirely of reinforced taco shell.
For now, though, we're pointing the finger at you, This Year. We're targeting the most insane, over-the-top conceptual abominations (to health and society) and trends released by the fast-moving food industries.
|The Starbucks Trenta can hold an entire bottle of wine. Or, one-and-one-half packages of Lil' Smokies|
Earlier this year Starbucks released a new size meant, we can only assume, to be a game-show like challenge for your bladder. The Trenta coffee cup can hold 31 ounces of coffee. Also, 28 slices of bacon.
After the great meat fiasco of 2011, where Taco Bell's meat was discovered to be less "meat" and more ground street leaves or something, what did they do? They secretly released a new taco shell made entirely of Nacho Cheese Doritos.
Besides the bear-fattening-for-winter calorie count on this sucker (also, what is "zesty Frisco sauce"?), this sandwich was actually part of a larger "Let's Get Cheesy Menu." Which, of course, is a themed menu featuring dishes to "bring out the cheesiness in anyone."
The Domino's marketing strategy this year has been fascinating. They keep reminding people that they're terrible, and they're using their "past" terrible-ness to push slightly less terrible food. Recently they decided to revamp their previously terrible breads with more "gourmet" breads. Gourmet, if you didn't know, means more cheese in the center.