June 30, 2010, - 1:04 pm
I thought Europe was lost forever to Islam . . . and it’s, frankly, quickly headed there, despite this development. But it’s always good news when the general public rebels against sharia and Islamic intolerance, and the marketplace responds accordingly, as in this case. However, one day, the marketplace will be dominated by them, and as I’ve noted, it’s quickly becoming the case around the world, with Nestle and other powerhouses quickly responding to Islamic demands and restrictions on your food.
Some UK KFC Stores Dump Failed Halal Menu
It’s nice, though, that at least at this point in time, the British marketplace says leh [Arabic for “no”] to halal. And that KFC is listening.
KFC has scrapped its policy of serving halal food only in some of its takeaways [DS: British slang for carry-outs], 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.
Another that will drop the trial halal menu is the Colne takeaway in Burnley, Lancashire, where thousands of people joined a Facebook group called No Halal at Colne KFC.
Takeaways at: Accrington, Lancashire, Old Kent Road, London, and Hyde Road, Manchester, as well as Burton and Colne, will revert to full menus on 19 July.
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.’
Around 100 of KFC’s 750 outlets in the UK have been included in halal trial, launched last April. . . .
The Burton store was originally chosen to take part in the trial because of the town’s high Muslim population.
The fast food chain insisted it was using exactly the same ingredients as before, except for taking pork off the menu . . . .
But KFC fans across the country called for a boycott, saying they wanted a choice in what they ate.
Leaflets made available to customers at Burton’s branch explained the old menu was to return because the trial ‘has not met our expectations’.
It went on: ‘For that reason, we have decided to stop trialling Halal in this restaurant with effect from July 19.’ The store added that its decision was based ‘solely on sales data’.
It’s always good to see the side of true tolerance (as in, not Islam) prevail. But don’t gloat because it’s a tiny win in a sea of mostly defeat at the hands of PC forces pandering to Islam.
And don’t forget that these corporations are prostitutes. They perform the tricks the highest-paying john demands. Tomorrow, that may be Islam. And, then, KFC will switch back to the halal-only menu forever. This is an ephemeral victory.
It won’t last. As I’ve already noted, thoughout the world, we’re already losing on the food front alone.
For the record, I keep kosher and neither eat at KFC nor eat bacon, etc. But, unlike Muslims, we Jews don’t impose our beliefs on the rest of the world. We’re libertarian on that stuff. It’s Muslims who are authoritarian and extreme, forcing you to give in to their demands, fetishes, and peccadillos.
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