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.
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, one of President Barack Obama’s closest GOP allies during his days in the Senate, announced on Thursday that he would be leaving the political scene after the end of the current congressional session.
Although Coburn recently revealed that his prostate cancer had returned, the 65-year-old said that his decision to retire was not related to struggles with his health.
“[My wife] and I have been touched by the encouragement we’ve received from people across the state regarding my latest battle against cancer,” Coburn said. “But this decision isn’t about my health, my prognosis or even my hopes and desires.”
“As a citizen, I am now convinced that I can best serve my own children and grandchildren by shifting my focus elsewhere,” he continued. “In the meantime, I look forward to finishing this year strong.”
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.