They said they were switching to the halal menu to satisfy demand, but there didn’t turn out to be that much demand after all. Dhimmitude doesn’t pay: “KFC forced to ditch halal-only menus after disappointing sales,” from the Daily Mail, June 26 (thanks to all who sent this in):
KFC has scrapped its policy of serving halal food only in some of its takeaways, following customer protests.
One hundred of the fast food chain’s restaurants removed non-halal items from their menus last year in an attempt to attract Muslim customers.
But thousands of regular customers complained, including Alan Phillips, who was furious when the Burton-on-Trent branch refused to serve him his favourite Big Daddy chicken burger with bacon and cheese topping.
He was told it was forbidden to keep bacon on the same premises as halal meat and he would have to travel five miles to the nearest non-halal restaurant.
Now KFC has admitted five of its outlets – including Burton – are reverting to standard menus following poor sales….
A spokesperson for KFC blamed low demand. He said: ‘We introduced our trial in areas where we expected a large demand for halal restaurants, and as with any trial, we continually evaluate results, and adapt as necessary.
‘There are always areas which are more successful than others, and despite positive feedback, a few stores haven’t met our forecasts, so for that reason, we have decided to stop trialling halal in five restaurants as of 19th July.
‘We are continuing our trial in other areas and are still offering halal in 96 restaurants, and will review the trial over the coming months.’…
All pork products are forbidden by Muslim law, so participating outlets have to take them off the menu.
In March, Mr Phillips, who was refused a Big Daddy Burger in Burton, said the policy was ‘extremely unfair’ on non-Muslim customers.
He said: ‘It was like they were saying I couldn’t buy bacon because it might offend people.
‘I have many friends who are black, white and Muslim but they wouldn’t be forced to eat non-halal meat.
‘I have no problem with them selling halal meat, but I would like the choice.’…
But in Sharia, there is no choice.