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.
For hours now, the news about Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, the man who allegedly opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 12 and wounding 31, has been that he was killed at the scene by law enforcement. The police officer who shot Hasan was reportedly killed as well.
Actually, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said at a press conference just now, they are both alive. Hasan is believed — again, contrary to some rumors that had been flying around — the lone shooter. He’s in custody at an area hospital, in stable condition.
Update: At his Thursday night press conference, Cone attributed the mistaken report about Hasan being dead to “confusion at the hospital.” The briefing had been delayed for some time while the general and others worked to get all the facts about Hasan’s condition.
The alleged shooter has been in custody “throughout the hospitalization process,” Cone said. He is not currently speaking with investigators, though according to Cone, “his death is not imminent.”
Two other people were initially detained, but were released after being interviewed. The two were involved in an altercation, Bruce Ziesdorf, a public affairs officer at Fort Hood, told Salon, and were “apprehended because, in the emotion of the situation, they were acting abnormally.”
The number of people reported dead stands at 12, even with Hasan alive.
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.