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 group that promotes accountability in government and had supported New York Gov. David Paterson is now calling for his resignation.
Common Cause Executive Director Susan Lerner said Friday that Paterson is unable to fully focus on the state’s fiscal crisis because he’s ensnared in two scandals that threaten his job.
Lerner says that Paterson deserves due process but that the state budget and deficit require full attention.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating whether Paterson illegally contacted a woman who had accused a top aide of domestic violence. The state’s ethics commission has charged Paterson with violating a gift ban.
A Paterson spokesman says the governor is working on budget issues despite the scandals. He met with legislative leaders this week.
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.