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.
While Hurricane Sandy ripped up the East Coast, Mitt Romney’s past comments about dismantling FEMA came back to haunt him. His campaign was quick to stress Monday — as floodwaters rose and millions lost power — that the presidential hopeful would not abolish federal disaster relief, but would simply encourage state-led emergency management.
But GOP strategist Jon Bonjean stuck by Romney’s previous guns during a CNN interview. The Washington mainstay said Romney was “right on the button” when it came to dismantling FEMA. And despite the fact that FEMA teams Monday provided emergency power generators and helped secure key power grids, alongside other emergency relief work, Bonjean seemed oblivious of the agency’s on-the-ground work: “I don’t think anybody cares about that [FEMA] right now. I think people care about whether or not their power’s on, whether or not their basement’s going to be flooded,” he said.
Watch the interview clip below [h/t Think Progress]:
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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.