Mash’allah, seems like more and more franchises are starting to cater to the emerging Muslim market in the U.K.
More halal means less options for Haraam yo, well that’s the way I see it. You are what you eat!
Anyways, as a trial, KFC just rolled out a halal menu in 8 stores and banned pork since many Muslims were requesting it.
If your from the U.K. or near Leyton, here are directions to the Halal KFC.
Peep the article below
FAST-FOOD giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to launch one its first stores offering a strictly halal menu in Leyton.
The Lea Bridge Road branch is one of eight stores nationwide to be part of a trial to sell only meat that has been prepared in the way in accordance with Islamic tradition and to ban pork entirely from the menu.
The stores have been selected where there is a large Muslim community and will have signs on entry confirming that they have been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority.
To make meat halal, the live animal has to have its throat cut by a Muslim who is reciting a dedication. The carcass must then be hung to allow the blood to drain out of it.
KFC vice president, marketing, Jennelle Tilling said: “For some time we have had requests to provide halal food in parts of the UK. As a result, we are running a halal trial in eight stores in London.
“We want to see how customers respond to the trial, to see if this is something that allows us to make our great tasting food available to a broader range of customers.”
President of the Halal Food Authority Masood Khawaja said: “The Muslim community can now enjoy all the products in this trial in eight participating halal-approved restaurants, as these have been procured with full adherence to both Islamic dietary rules and relevant EU hygiene, food safety and animal welfare regulations.”
In February, Dominos Pizza launched its first menu on halal-only meat and no pork at a branch in Hall Green, Birmingham, which serves an area with a large Muslim population.
A Domino’s spokeswoman said it had no plans to do a halal menu in Waltham Forest, but it is something it might consider in the future.
A spokesman for McDonalds, which trialed a halal-only menu in a Southall restaurant, also said it had no current plans to offer halal food in the borough.
However, there are many independent fast-food outlets in the borough selling halal-only food.
The stores that will take part in the trial are Lea Bridge Road in Leyton, Beckton, Edmonton, Hounslow West, Upton Park, Forest Gate, Bethnal Green and Tottenham Hale.
All participating stores have a non-halal store nearby.
Inshallah some of that halal finger lickin chicken comes to New York soon!