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.
Ohio Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation Saturday after accusations that she called a gay police officer “queer” and repeatedly harassed him in front of his colleagues, according to the Associated Press.
As reported by the Columbus Dispatch, Pomeroy officer Kyle Calendine says McAngus referred to him as “queer” in official discussions, and that the mayor filed complaints when Calendine’s partner stopped by the police station, even though officers’ spouses are allowed to visit.
In a six-page sworn statement to the Pomeroy Village Council, Chief Mark E. Proffitt supported Calendine’s allegations, according to the Dispatch:
“Proffitt wrote that McAngus called him into her office about two weeks after Calendine was hired. She said she heard “that Kyle was a queer” and asked what the chief was going to do about it. Nothing, he replied, because that would be discrimination.
“She stated ‘I don’t like a Queer working for the Village, I might be old-fashioned, but I don’t like it.’”
Calendine remarked, “I’m an officer just like everyone else. I put my badge on every day and take the same risks … What I do during my 16 hours outside of work is nobody’s business.”
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.