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.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has informed Senate leadership that he’ll put a hold on the nomination of Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve chair unless his bill auditing the Fed is given a vote, according to a report from CNBC.
As Brett LoGiurato of Business Insider explains, a “hold” is an informal Senate procedure through which a senator makes clear that he or she opposes a nomination or bill reaching the floor.
While Paul has long expressed a desire to know more about the inner workings of the Federal Reserve, his proposed audit is supported across partisan lines. The AFL-CIO has come out in support of a Fed audit, while the Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has previously put forward an audit request of his own, too.
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.