Fast-food fans all over the United Kingdom have been trying out the brand new ‘Double Down’ burger from KFC over the last few days, but it has emerged that more than 100 branches are selling the Chicken and Bacon burger without the bacon as they are taking part in a ‘Halal meat only’ trial.
In 106 different locations, the company is running a pilot scheme where only Halal products are sold, but they are being charged the same price as other venues where the burger includes the bacon.
The breadless burger is supposed to feature crispy bacon, melted Monterey Jack cheese and barbecue sauce sandwiched between two tasty chicken breast fillets.
According to a report in The Sun:
The fast food chain is running a trial in 106 of its stores across the UK to test the success of halal food.
KFC states on its website that all non-halal products have been removed from these branches and this includes bacon and other pork products.
The breadless burger features crispy bacon, melted Monterey Jack cheese and barbecue sauce sandwiched between two tasty chicken breast fillets.
Some customers have also accused KFC of charging the same price at their halal stores, despite not serving bacon.
One said on Twitter: “One word review… Upsetting. Charged more than the advertised price in Camden. It turned up looking like a hot mess, WITH NO BACON.”
The problem for anyone who complains about this is that they will be afraid of being branded with the ‘R’ word, when in reality all they are saying is that they would like to be offered the choice.
That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? If someone wants Halal food, then great. If someone doesn’t want Halal food, then great.
However, to not be offered the choice at all is very dodgy ground as far as we are concerned.
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