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 juror in the trial of Theodore Wafer, the man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, said that “no one believed” that Wafer had shot the teenager in self-defense despite what his lawyers claimed. Wafer killed McBride after she arrived on his porch following a car accident. Wafer fired his shotgun through a locked screen door with McBride standing less than 3 feet away. “I was not going to cower,” Wafer told jurors during the trial. “I didn’t want to be a victim in my own house.”
According to the Detroit Free Press, the juror, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Wafer’s previous claim to police that he accidentally shot McBride “hurt him big time.”
From Deadline Detroit:
During the trial, Wafer testified that he heard banging, was scared, opened the door and fired his shotgun out of fear of harm.
But the Freep writes that when police arrive, Wafer said he didn’t know the gun was loaded.
“I didn’t know there was a round in there,” he told police.
The juror told the Freep that the jury didn’t think Wafer was a “bad buy,” but “what he did was wrong.”
The Freep writes that the juror said some jurors had their minds made up when deliberations started; others needed time, and some cried during the process, the juror said. They decided early on that he was guilty, but hadn’t initially determined if he was guilty of second-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter.
Earlier this month, a jury convicted Wafer of second-degree murder and manslaughter. He will be sentenced on Sept. 3, and faces a possible lifetime in prison.
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.