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.
Yemen’s Defense Ministry says 28 have been killed in an explosion at a weapons storage facility in western Sanaa.
The opposition, however, disputes the government’s account and says the latest deaths occurred early Thursday during heavy shelling of a residential area by troops loyal to Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Government troops have clashed with fighters led by Yemen’s most powerful tribe for four straight days. The latest deaths bring the toll to at least 109 killed.
The battles broke out Monday after Saleh’s troops tried to storm the compound of Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the leader of the largest tribe, called the Hashid.
Al-Ahmar’s forces have laid siege to at least nine government ministries and government troops have responded with shelling on al-Ahmar’s compound in the heart of Yemen’s capital.
On Thursday, Yemeni authorities escalated its campaign against al-Ahmar by issuing an arrest warrant against him and other tribal leaders.
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.