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.
As we noted the other day, religious conservatives are raising a stink over works of fiction written by Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb. Democrats? They’d like to know a little more about George Allen’s real life.
In a letter sent today, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is asking the Virginia State Bar to release the application materials Allen submitted when he applied for a license to practice law in the Commonwealth in the 1970s. “Mr. Allen’s bar application was submitted less than five years after two arrest warrants were issued in his name in Albemarle County, Virginia,” DSCC Executive Director J.B. Poersch writes in the letter. “Since the official arrest records have been purged, your organization may be one of a handful with official documentation regarding these arrests.”
Allen’s name appears in an Albemarle County court index from 1974. It’s not entirely clear what that means. A court spokeswoman has told Talking Points Memo’s Election Central that the listing could reflect an arrest warrant or could be for something less serious, such as a summons for unpaid parking tickets. State bar associations generally require would-be lawyers to document and explain any prior scrapes with the law. Thus, as the DSCC says, Virginia bar’s records could disclose whether “Mr. Allen was arrested for unpaid parking tickets or for something much more severe like assault or battery.”
The request comes as the Allen-Webb race seems to be moving deeper into the too-close-to-call category. An MSNBC/McClatchy poll released early last week had Allen up by three, which was pretty consistent with the overall averages we’d been seeing. But then a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll put Webb up by three later in the week, and the DSCC is out today with an internal poll showing Webb up by five points with just a week and a day to go before Election Day.
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.