What a week it's been for food news.
Among the top stories: a Burger King employee caught stomping on customers' lettuce, Forbes' list of the year's top-earning chefs and sandwich press that grills the image of Jesus on the toast.
How best to illustrate these topics? In animated GIFs!
Take a stroll through the week's top stories in the gallery below.
Burger King Employee Posts Photo Of Himself Stepping In Lettuce, Gets Busted By 4chan Users
An anonymous 4chan user and Burger King employee was unmasked this week after posting an image of himself <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/burger-king-employee-steps-in-lettuce-busted-4chan_n_1679793.html" target="_hplink">stomping on the fast food chain's lettuce</a>. Users tracked him down using geolocal information and alerted the restaurant. Three employees were later fired. The original poster captioned the image with "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King."
7-Eleven Mashed Potato Vending Machine Is A Real Thing
Behold! A 7-Eleven store in Singapore recently installed a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/7-11-mashed-potato-machine_n_1676732.html" target="_hplink">mashed potato vending machine</a>.
Top-Earning Chefs: Gordon Ramsay, Rachael Ray, Wolfgang Puck, Paula Deen Lead Pack
<em>Forbes</em> released its list of the year's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/top-earning-celebrity-chefs_n_1686318.html?utm_hp_ref=food" target="_hplink">top-earning chefs</a>. Gordon Ramsay came in first with $38 million, and Guy Fieri in 10th with $8 million.
Whopper With 1,000 Slices Of Cheese: Man Creates Crazy Concoction From Burger King Japan
A Japanese man created a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/13/whopper-1000-slices-cheese_n_1672165.html" target="_hplink">Burger King Whopper with 1,000 slices of cheese</a> and proceeded to eat it.
Sushi Bazooka May Not Be Highbrow, But It Looks Awesome
The Sushezi probably wouldn't impress any Japanese masters, but this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/sushi-bazooka_n_1677603.html" target="_hplink">sushi bazooka</a> certainly got our attention.
How Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Are Made
For Krispy Kreme's 75th birthday, one YouTube user posted a tantalizing <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhVGo055DwA&feature=player_embedded#!" target="_hplink">video of doughnuts being made</a>.
Grilled Cheesus Sandwich Press Features Jesus In Toast Form
The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/grilled-cheesus-sandwich-press_n_1682374.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Cheesus Sandwich Press</a> grills the image of Jesus into your toast. What could be better?
Taco Bell Goes Terribly Wrong With Cardboard-Layered Taco
A Reddit user posted an image of a strangely-prepared Cheesy Gordita Crunch with a Doritos Locos shell. The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/taco-bell-cardboard-fail_n_1679340.html" target="_hplink">cardboard box</a> that the Doritos Locos shell often comes in was mistakenly placed inside the Gordita crunch tortilla.
Kit Kat 'Pedobear' Photo: Nestle Pulls Instagram Image Resembling Infamous Meme
Kit Kat pulled its first image posted to photo app Instagram amid <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/kit-kat-pedobear-photo-instagram_n_1686379.html" target="_hplink">complaints that the bear it featured resembled "Pedobear,"</a> an internet meme that often signals pedophiliac content.
'Penis Fish' Among The Weirder Things You Can Eat In Asia
Urechis unicinctus, often called "penis fish," is a type of marine spoon worm <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/penis-fish_n_1683900.html" target="_hplink">commonly eaten in Korea, parts of Japan and China.</a>
'Air, Alcohol Inspired Refresher,' Vodka-Like Malt Drink, Launches In Select Cities
'Air,' a vodka-like malt beverage, made its debut on the West Coast this week.