GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A halal-only Domino's Pizza....

I support their right to offer what they think sells...but this is a sign of the times...
Residents have threatened to boycott a Domino's Pizza - after it took pork off its menu and now only offers halal food.

Customers in Blackburn are angry that the managers of the store - which is located in a heavily populated Asian area - made the move in a bid to attract more Muslim clients.

Toppings now include halal pepperoni, halal spicy beef sausage, and customers wanting a Hawaiian pizza traditionally topped with ham will be offered the new version which features halal cured turkey along with pineapple and mushrooms.

There are now two halal-only Domino's Pizza restaurants in the country, causing anger with some nearby customers

The takeaway in the Roe Lee area of the town has secured accreditation from the Halal Food Authority (HFA) in a bid to widen its appeal to nearby Asian residents.

Franchisee of the Blackburn store, Slawomir Szulc, said the move towards halal pizzas was vital if the takeaway was going to have a viable future.

He said: 'I am delighted to be opening a 100 per cent halal Domino's Pizza store to better serve the needs of local residents.

'The store originally opened in October 2005 and has never performed particularly well.

'We realised that we needed to widen our appeal and target the local Muslim community.

'We tried adding in some additional pork-free toppings, but this still did not stimulate the business, potentially forcing us to close permanently.

'But, after further consideration, we chose to go all the way and reopen as a 100 per cent halal store.'

2 Comments:

Blogger Bert said...

Mmmmm. Domino's Pizza with goat sausage.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous DoorHold said...

"Franchisee of the Blackburn store, Slawomir Szulc, said the move towards halal pizzas was vital if the takeaway was going to have a viable future."

Ouch.

No biggie, who gives "Kosher" a second thought? So they don't have pork toppings. Meh.

2:57 PM  

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