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.
New Jersey’s largest newspaper is offering more buyouts to employees as it faces mounting financial pressure.
In a memo to employees, the publisher of The Star-Ledger of Newark says the newspaper is expected to lose about $10 million this year. The newspaper lost about $9 million last year.
Publisher Richard Vezza writes that full-time employees will be offered a buyout that will pay them one year’s salary plus medical benefits. Employees will have 45 days to make a decision.
Employees hired before Jan. 1, 2006 will be eligible. In the memo, Vezza says he hasn’t set a target number for the buyouts.
Vezza also wrote in the memo that salaries would be adjusted and some job duties could be combined.
In 2008, more than 300 employees took buyouts.
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.