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.
George Zimmerman was spotted in Florida shopping for a tactical shotgun, according to the gossip news site TMZ.
Zimmerman went to Kel-Tec in Cocoa, Florida … a gun manufacturing company. We’re told he was asking questions about the legality of buying a shotgun — specifically, the Kel-Tec KSG.
The gun in question is a tactical shotgun, often used for home defense. It holds 12 rounds of 12 gauge shells.
TMZ, which posted a picture of Zimmerman at the gun shop, also points out that the company sells the PF-9 pistol, which is the same gun Zimmerman used in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Recently acquitted, Zimmerman has not yet gotten back the gun he used in the shooting, after the Department of Justice requested that it be held as evidence pending a civil rights investigation. One Ohio gun group, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, began raising money to buy Zimmerman a “firearm, holster, and other gear” instead, in response to what it called “an unacceptable abuse of power.”
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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.