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.
The Romney campaign announced that it was canceling a Monday campaign stop in Orlando because the candidate was too exhausted after nearly 48 hours of pushing Paul Ryan as his V.P. pick, the Orlando Sentinel reported, citing a campaign official.
Romney was set to stop early Monday afternoon in Conway, Florida, in the house of attorney Christi Adams and her fiance Jeff Lawson, a software engineer who ran for the Florida House of Representatives early this year. A spokesman for the campaign told the Sentinel that the cancelation was due to exhaustion and that Romney would soon return to Florida. He added that it had nothing to do with the fact that the couple is not married.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schulz suggested that Romney changed his plans because Paul Ryan would increase Medicare costs for seniors.
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.