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.
In the hours following the tragic 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday, we were all inundated with images of damage, both human and architectural — from injured children to piles of corpses, from flattened shantytowns to the crumpled national palace. Even with all the imagery, the devastation is hard to fathom from the outside. But in the meantime, the world has rallied. The surviving Haitians are tending to each other in a host of ways. Cities and nations have mobilized workers and supplies. Prayer vigils, donation drives and fundraisers are being held in towns large and small around the globe. These are pictures of a world banding together to help a nation in need.
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.