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.
Things are just gettin’ worse for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Members of his own party who serve in the state House will be discussing the possibility of impeachment at a meeting this weekend, and now the lieutenant governor has come out and made a public call for his boss to resign.
Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer held a press conference Wednesday at which he said Sanford should resign; he also renewed an earlier pledge, saying that if Sanford does step down and he’s sworn in as governor, he won’t run for a full term in 2010. The governor is term-limited and can’t run again, and Bauer is among the Republicans planning to fight for his job, which has made other potential candidates and their supporters hesitant to push to get Sanford out of office.
The State’s John O’Connor also reports, via Twitter, that Republican State Sen. David Thomas said, after Bauer’s press conference, that “it is virtually a known fact” that Sanford is continuing the affair that started all of his political woes.
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.