Takeaway giant could extend trial nationwide
TAKEAWAY giant KFC have announced plans to trial a Halal-only menu at a number of stores across London.
The fast food takeout said the move was made following a number of requests from British Muslims.
Muslim customers in London’s Hounslow, Forest Gate and Bethnal Green areas will be among some sampling the taste of KFC for the first time.
The restaurants will also feature the HFA – Halal Food Authority – logo on the door, while all bacon products will be removed from the menu, the company said.
The move, which was aided by the Halal Food Authority, could be extended to other parts of the country if the trials prove successful.
KFC vice-president of marketing Jennelle Tilling says: “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.”
Halal Food Authority president Masood Khawaja says it has worked closely with KFC “to accredit the usage of the HFA logo and symbol of approval on endorsed products”.
KFC is the latest big name fast food retailer to provide halal-only menus for Muslim customers. Last year pizza giant Domino’s opened its first halal-only store in Birmingham’s Hall Green area.
Restaurants taking part in the trial are:
Lea Bridge Road – E10 7DN
Beckton – E6 4LG
Edmonton – N18 2XA
Hounslow West – TW4 7DJ
Upton Park – E13 0AR
Forest Gate – E7 8BA
Bethnal Green – E2 0AH
Tottenham Hale – N17 9FR