Not to be outdone by KFC’s Double Down, fast food celeb Taco Bell has come up with a similar, newer model. It’s really just a taco with a fried chicken shell. No doubt taking mental notes on how ridiculous it looks to be eating their competitor’s sandwich — wrapping your greasy paws around two chicken breast “buns” stuffed with even greasier foodstuffs — the hivemind at Taco Bell decided to disguise their chicken by pounding it within an inch of its life into the shape of a taco shell. The result is the Naked Chicken Chalupa. And it will be available starting Jan. 26.
But this is a far cry from some of the other edible cries for attention that fast food restaurants have “invented.”
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Here are seven examples that would inspire Ryan Murphy to write an entire season of AHS around their gut-busting, satanic nature.
1. Shake Shack’s Double Smoke Shack Burger
A double bacon cheeseburger with some chopped peppers and ShackSauce on a regular ol’ bun. It’s the kind of burger vegetables run from.
2. Pizza Hut Pretzel Hot Dog Bites Pizza
Do you know how much media attention you get when you whore out your pizzas with a pretzel hot dog crust? A lot. Tip of the hat to you, Pizza Hut.
3. Little Caesar’s Bacon Wrapped Pizza
You know that feeling when you get double-teamed by guilt and shame for ordering an extra large pizza? People who order the Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish can’t relate.
4. Wendy’s T-Rex Burger
What originated as a joke made it onto the actual menu of a Wendy’s in Manitoba, Canada. At $22, it featured nine quarter-pound patties. It mob-style disappeared from the menu after receiving a warning from corporate headquarters and was never seen again.
5. Arby’s Meat Mountain
This “sandwich” features every type of meat available at Arby’s. It includes, but is not limited to: chicken tenders, roast turkey, ham, corned beef, brisket, Angus steak, roast beef, bacon along with Swiss and cheddar cheese. Grab the dipping sauce. You’re going to need lube for this thing.
6. Burger King Bacon Sundae
Remember when bacon was having its moment and everything had to have it as an ingredient? This is the result. YOLO? Not if they bring you back to life with a defibrillator.
7. Pizza Hut’s Triple Treat Box
Too far, Pizza Hut. Too far. The Triple Treat Box was introduced around the holidays in 2015 so “every day can be a holiday.” The cardboard dresser set-up includes: two medium one-topping pizzas, breadsticks and Hershey’s ultimate chocolate chip cookie for just $19.99. Hope it comes with a gift receipt.