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.
National Review’s Robert Costa is reporting that Herman Cain may soon be out of the Republican presidential race:
In a conference call this morning, Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race. He told them he will make his final decision “over the next several days.”
This isn’t a huge shock, given that Cain was already fading from the political conversation (and in the polls) even before an Atlanta woman went public Monday with claims of a 13-year extramarital affair. After briefly rising to the top of the GOP pack last month, he consistently demonstrated a total lack of readiness for the spotlight that comes with a serious national campaign.
Still, as I wrote this morning, while Cain’s support has dropped off in the past few weeks, he’s still registering in the mid-teens in national polls and in Iowa and South Carolina, at least according to the most recent data available. If he does drop out, the most likely beneficiary will be Newt Gingrich, who has already supplanted Cain as the main non-Mitt Romney alternative in the GOP race. Of course, even if he doesn’t drop out, Cain’s numbers are probably on their way to cratering anyway.
Update: Apparently, Costa was on the line for Cain’s conference call; he’s posted a full transcript here.
Steve Kornacki writes about politics for Salon. Reach him by email at SKornacki@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @SteveKornackiMore Steve Kornacki.
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.
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