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.
An appeals court says a United Nations employee whose sexual harassment claims led to the resignation of the U.N.’s refugee chief cannot sue in U.S. courts.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the United Nations is absolutely immune from such a lawsuit, and its former employees also have immunity.
The ruling upheld a lower court judge’s decision to toss out a lawsuit brought by U.S. citizen Cynthia Brzak (BER’-zak). She had alleged that ex-refugee chief Ruud Lubbers (Ruhd LOO’-bers) grabbed her in a sexual manner after a December 2003 business meeting in his Geneva office.
Lubbers resigned from the position in February 2005 because of the attention caused by the scandal. He’s also the former prime minister of the Netherlands.
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.