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.
A Republican senator who is blocking confirmation of President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Transportation Security Administration is accusing Democrats of trying to install Erroll Southers without debate.
Interviewed on NBC’s “Today” show, Sen. Jim DeMint brushed off accusations by Democrats that he’s unnecessarily delaying Southers’ confirmation at a time of increasing terrorist threats and a leadership vacuum at the agency.
The South Carolina senator said Monday he’s concerned that Southers would allow TSA employees to have collective bargaining, something he opposes. He said Southers “will not give me a straight answer.” DeMint also said, “What I want is a few hours of debate on Mr. Southers to fix the nation back on security and get politics, especially union politics, out of our security apparatus.”
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.