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 first and only openly gay member of Poland’s parliament, Robert Biedron, was verbally harassed and assaulted during a gay pride event in Warsaw on Saturday.
“An aggressive man insulted us, using homophobic statements. He began to choke one of my friends and punched him in the face. When he recognized me he spat in my face, raised his fists and and kicked me in the stomach,” Biedron said of the assault.
He said the incident is an important reminder that violence against gays and lesbians remains problem in Poland, though he remarked that, in contrast to previous years, no stones or bottles were thrown at marchers over the weekend.
The assailant fled after the attack, but was soon caught by police, according to a tweet from Biedron.
Gay rights advocates, including Biedron, are currently pushing the government to allow civil unions in the majority Catholic country.
“We will continue to submit bills on civil unions until one of them is accepted because we want to live in an egalitarian society, without exclusion or discrimination,” Biedron told Agence France-Presse in February.
“I can’t imagine a Poland in which civil unions won’t be recognised,” he added.
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.