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.
Apparently Tareq and Michaele Salahi weren’t the only uninvited guests to attend the state dinner at the White House last November. The Secret Service announced Monday that there was a third, as-yet-unidentified, crasher.
There’s reportedly an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter. But so far, the Secret Service says “there is nothing to indicate that this individual went through the receiving line” or that he or she met the Obamas, as the Salahis did.
The State Department is getting blamed for the security lapse, as the third crasher apparently came with the Indian delegation (the dinner was in honor of the country’s prime minister). Of course, there are still going to be questions about how tight security at the White House really is — and, unfortunately, this probably means even more stories about the Salahis, whose 15 minutes really should have been up by now.
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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