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.
A convenience store owner in Miami Gardens, Fla., installed 16 cameras in his Quickstop a year ago. The aim was not to surveil shoppers, but rather the police repeatedly harassing the store’s black workers.
One employee, 28-year-old Earl Sampson, has been stopped by cops 258 times in four years, searched more than 100 times and arrested 56 times. The most serious offense Sampson has ever been found to have committed throughout all these stops was low-level marijuana possession. He has even been stopped dozens of times by cops for “trespassing” in the store where he works. “I feel like I can’t even be in my neighborhood,” said Sampson.
The store’s owner, Alex Saleh, told the Miami Herald that, on reviewing a year’s worth of videos, he could see a strong pattern of racial profiling in the police stops. Saleh is now readying a federal civil rights lawsuit, which claims that police routinely engage in racial profiling and illegal stops and searches.
CBS obtained clips from the Quickstop of Sampson being stopped and searched:
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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.