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.
Little more than six weeks after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, and after a 28-day stay with an in-patient treatment program, Tea Party-backed GOP Rep. Trey Radel said in an interview that he was ready to return to Congress in 2014.
“Undoubtedly, the first thing I have to do is restore a lot of trust and make amends, and only then can I return to what I love doing and what I was elected to do,” Radel said. “I do look forward to getting back to work with a much clearer head and positive thoughts moving forward. I am extremely sorry for the heartache and pain that I’ve caused personally and professionally, and I’m going to work to make that up. I intend on having a successful year.”
The report, which described Radel as sounding “contrite and optimistic,” also found that the Florida congressman has already begun reaching out to select members of Congress in an effort to smooth his transition.
As to whether Radel was listening to those calling for his resignation — a group including not only Democrats but Republicans like Florida Governor Rick Scott — Radel said his reelection was “not even a thought in my mind at all, period. I will when I feel that I am ready. Right now, the most important things for me are God and family, and with that I’m excited to get back to work to rebuild trust and continue doing the work for the people.”
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.