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Eight disgusting fast food menu items that only America could invent [SLIDESHOW]

Taco Bell recently announced that it will soon begin serving a variety of snack items, such as the new “loaded grillers” – your choice of nachos, chicken or a loaded baked potato, wrapped nicely in a tortilla.

Bless Taco Bell, the tacos they serve in a Dorito shell, and the simple fact that they once responded to Michael Jordan’s infamous tweet, “I was wondering, Is a Taco a sandwitch?” (Answer: No, Michael. It’s a taco.)

But a potato — in a tortilla? That’s one food the Michelin Guide will not be awarding stars to anytime soon.

In the great American tradition of meat, grease, cheese and fried anything, let’s look back on some of the grossest fast food cuisine this nation has to offer.

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  • Surprisingly, America is not responsible for this one!  Earlier this year, Pizza Huts in the Middle East unveiled the "Crown Crust Pizza," a pie topped with nacho fixings with cheeseburgers for a crust.  It was such an American endeavor, it's hard to believe we ever had tensions in this region!
  • If there is a better feeling than eating an Egg McMuffin after a late night of partying, only those who have tried meth know it.  But even McDonald's makes mistakes - such as the McGriddle - meat, egg, and cheese sandwiched by maple syrup-infused pancakes.  McDonald's, you had us at McMuffin.  Please stop messing with perfection.
  • When KFC released their Double Down sandwich, IHOP tried to one-up them with "Pancake Stackers" - a sandwich of pancakes smacked between cheesecake and topped with fruit and whipped cream.  Luckily for dieticians everywhere, they are no longer on the market.
  • Denny's offers a grilled cheese sandwich, with mozzarella sticks baked into the American cheese.  Served with a side of fries, naturally.
  • In the summer of 2012 Burger King released a "bacon sundae," because how many times have you eaten ice cream and thought, "This could really use some red meat?".
  • The Hardee's Monster Biscuit is made up of two slices of American cheese, sausage, ham, bacon, and a folded egg, because nothing says "Good morning" like cardiac arrest.
  • Domino's offers five bread bowls, featuring meat, cheese and pasta all served in a doughy bread vessel. It's perfect because when you pass out from carbohydrate overload, you don't have to worry about waking up to do dishes!
  • KFC's "Double Down" consists of bacon, cheese, and special sauce served between two pieces of fried chicken, instead of a bun.  My arteries are clogging just looking at it.

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