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.
Vice President Joe Biden is dismissing as ‘‘rhetoric but not much substance’’ Mitt Romney’s answers to questions at Tuesday night’s presidential debate.
‘‘Everything is sketchy,’’ Biden said.
President Barack Obama ‘‘had a great debate,’’ Biden said, ‘‘and I expect you’ll see another great one next Monday’’ when the two presidential candidates meet for a third and final debate.
Biden also addressed questions over the Obama administration’s response to requests for increased security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed there last month. At last week’s vice presidential debate, Biden had asserted ‘‘we weren’t told’’ about the requests. But a State Department official had acknowledged during congressional testimony receiving the request.
Biden, who spoke in a round of television interviews broadcast Wednesday, said he meant that he and Obama were not personally aware of those requests. ‘‘It never got to us,’’ Biden said.
The vice president also accused Romney of trying to ‘‘politicize a tragedy’’ by continuing to make the Benghazi attack an issue in the campaign.
But Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said it’s a legitimate national security issue.
‘‘We learn more troubling facts by the day, and so that’s why need to get to the bottom of this, to get answers so that we can prevent something like this from ever happening again,’’ he told CBS’ ‘‘This Morning.’’
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.