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.
If you’re thinking that the 2008 presidential campaign has already been going on forever — and if you’re thinking that the folks in, say, New Hampshire must really be feeling that way — maybe it’s time to think again. New Granite State polls from CNN and WMUR show that 66 percent of New Hampshire Republicans and 55 percent of New Hampshire Democrats are still “trying to decide” which presidential candidate to support.
When the pollsters asked Republicans whom they’d support if they had to vote today, 25 percent said Mitt Romney and 24 percent said Rudy Giuliani, a statistical dead heat and a pretty serious change of fortune for Romney, who led Giuliani by 14 percentage points in July. The rest of the pack: John McCain (18 percent), Fred Thompson (13 percent), Ron Paul (4 percent), Mike Huckabee (3 percent), Sam Brownback (2 percent) and Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter at 1 percent each.
Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton widens the lead she held in earlier polls. She was ahead of her nearest challenger by nine percentage points in July; now she leads by 20 points. The current breakdown: Clinton (43 percent), Barack Obama (20 percent), John Edwards (12 percent), Bill Richardson (6 percent), Joe Biden (3 percent), Dennis Kucinich (3 percent) Chris Dodd (1 percent) and Mike Gravel (0 percent).
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.