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.
Rep. Paul C. Broun, R-Ga., will keep his House seat for another term, but thousands in his district registered their dissent at the polls. The five-term incumbent, who holds an M.D. degree but has called evolution and the Big Bang Theory “lies straight from the pit of hell,” ran unopposed.
In protest, 4,000 voters in Athens-Clarke County wrote in the name of English naturalist Charles Darwin, making the pro-science opposition account for nearly one-fifth of all ballots registered in the county. Broun, who also believes that the earth is 9,000 years old, currently serves on the House Science Committee (alongside Rep. Todd Akin).
With mounting opposition brewing in his district, many anticipate someone will step up to challenge Broun in 2014. But — as witty as the Darwin protest vote was — perhaps they can choose someone living next time?
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.