McDonald’s Yanks Unique Items Off Menu

by William White | June 25, 2013 1:17 pm

McDonald’s Yanks Unique Items Off Menu

McDonalds golden arches 630 flickr 300x225 McDonald's Yanks Unique Items Off Menu[1]McDonald’s (MCD[2]) has removed halal items — food prepared according to Muslim traditions — from its menu following a lawsuit.

Only two McDonald’s sold the halal items, and the locations removed them last month after a lawsuit accused the fast-food giant of selling non-halal items advertised as halal.

A $700,000 settlement was reached, and the money was split between a Muslim health center, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and Ahmed Ahmed, the man who filed the lawsuit against McDonald’s, USA TODAY[3] reports.

However, McDonald’s gave a different reason for the removal of the items.

“Those items have been discontinued as a result of our continued efforts to focus on our national core menu,” a McDonald’s spokeswoman told USA TODAY.

The removal of the halal items only affects the two American McDonald’s that served the products. McDonald’s located in Muslim countries still serve the halal food.

 

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/McDonalds_golden_arches_630_flickr.jpg
  2. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD
  3. USA TODAY: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/24/mcdonalds-drops-halal-food-from-us-menu/2451243/

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