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.
As of this post, there’s still been no call in the special election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat. But it’s looking more and more like Republican Scott Brown will, as expected, come away with the victory.
At the moment, with 40 percent of precincts reporting, Brown leads Democrat Martha Coakley by seven percentage points, 53-46. Hopefuls on both sides are out there looking for glimmers of hope in the numbers from various precincts, and in the list of which precincts have reported and which haven’t. But one expert thinks he’s seen enough: Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House analyst for the Cook Political Report, said on Twitter not long ago, “Cook Report does NOT officially call races, but if I were working for a network I would have enough #s to project: Brown Wins.”
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.