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.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About two dozen activists have rallied in St. Petersburg to protest a new Russian law banning gay “propaganda” and attract attention of the leaders of the world’s 20 leading economies.
The rally went on peacefully under the close watch of several hundred riot police, who separated the protesters from a few dozen anti-gay demonstrators.
Participants in Friday’s protest held placards with signs such as “Stop homophobia in Russia!” and chanted “Putin lies!” — a reference to the Russian president’s denial that the new law infringes gay rights.
One of the protesters, Kirill Kalugin, said police protection of the rally was a “show intended for the Group of 20 leaders.”
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to meet with Russia’s civil society leaders, including some gay activists, later Friday.
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.