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.
Things got a little heated during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on Wednesday, as the committee chairman, Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, and GOP Sen. Ron Johnson bickered over whether racism had anything to do with Johnson’s opposition to Obamacare.
Clearly still miffed by a remark Rockefeller had made earlier in the month — “some … don’t want anything good to happen under this president, because he’s the wrong color,” said the longtime senator from West Virginia — Johnson became further incensed when Rockefeller made a similar comment on Wednesday, saying some people “don’t like the president” because he’s “maybe … of the wrong color, something of that sort.”
“My opposition to health care has nothing to do with the race of President Obama,” Johnson strenuously responded. “I objected to this because it’s an assault on our freedom … I found it very offensive that you would basically imply that I’m a racist because I oppose this health care law.”
Rockefeller didn’t back down, however, retorting that Johnson was “evidently satisfied with a lot of people not having health insurance.”
“I am not,” Johnson shot back. “Quit making those assumptions. Quit saying I’m satisfied with that. I’m not. There’s another way of doing this.”
“Please,” the Republican continued, “don’t assume — don’t make implications of what I’m thinking and what I would really support. You have no idea.”
“I actually do,” Rockefeller snarked. “God help you.”
“No, senator, god help you for implying I’m a racist,” Johnson replied in turn.
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.