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.
At the very least, it will be another month before Minnesota has two senators. The state Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear former Sen. Norm Coleman’s appeal in his legal battle with Democratic challenger Al Franken on June 1. According to the Star Tribune, the schedule is closer to what Coleman had asked for, rather than a quicker timeline requested by Franken and his legal team.
Of course, it’s unlikely that there will actually be a winner formally declared by the end of the day on June 1. Cases aren’t typically decided on the same day they’re heard, so that’ll cause additional delay, plus Coleman could still decide to take his appeal federal. Last week, he hinted he might just do that.
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
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.
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