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Monday, 27 September 2010

Tell Subway what you think of its Halal Menu: ditch it or we’ll ditch you!

This evening I take a brief look at the manner in which the Subway chain sanitises its sale of halal meat to its customers by using language that skirts around precisely what halal means. So, first things first, below I have cut and pasted the text from its website that seeks to drum up custom through proudly announcing its decision to introduce halal meats:

SUBWAY® stores always encourage customer feedback. So following a strong demand from our Muslim customers, SUBWAY® stores in the UK and ROI introduced certified Halal meats in specific stores. When you see the symbol you can be reassured that only Halal meats are served in that SUBWAY® store.

At this time, only a limited number of stores serve Halal meats.

What is Halal?

In Arabic, the word Halal means "permitted" or "lawful" and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur'an. It is often used in the context of food - especially meat - to indicate that the food has been prepared in accordance with Muslim principles and techniques.

Do all SUBWAY® stores serve Halal meats?

No. At this time only a limited number of SUBWAY® stores serve Certified Halal meats. For a list of participating stores please contact:

How do I know if a SUBWAY® store serves Halal meats?

Look for the SUBWAY® Halal symbol. It will be displayed on the stores front window, the menu panels and the front counter.

Is it the same great taste?

The meats served at Halal SUBWAY® stores have been produced to meet SUBWAY® stores high standards in taste, look and quality. The objective was to ensure the taste of the Halal products matched the taste of the SUBWAY® stores "Gold Standard" meats.

If you have any further questions with regards to the products or procedures used at Halal SUBWAY® stores or if you wish to send us your comments / feedback please email:
Well, there you have it: ‘In Arabic, the word Halal means “permitted” or “lawful” and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur’an.’ No mention of slitting a conscious animal’s throat and watching it slowly bleed to death whilst uttering some Mohammedan incantation. Why don’t they post a video of halal slaughter on this webpage so that customers can see precisely what halal meats imply?

Given that our politicians will do nothing to outlaw halal slaughter in our country or prevent the importation of meat and poultry produced in this way, then we must speak to business in the only language that it understands: the language of profit and loss. If Subway and others (KFC, Asda, Harvester, etc) think that they can force this food upon us, let us make it quite clear that we’ll not be purchasing their products any longer. Go elsewhere for your fast-food: to Burger King, McDonalds or your local chippy, for none of these use halal meat. Let Subway know what you think of their pandering to those who insist upon unnecessary cruelty in animal slaughter by telling them precisely what you think of their policy. Fire off a few emails to

Let’s spell it out to Subway: ditch halal meat or we’ll ditch you! Help Subway see sense. Boycott Subway until it ends the sale of halal meat in the UK. Our politicians won’t do it for us, so we must do it for ourselves. Each week we should choose a halal-compliant business to bombard with emails and letters of complaint. Let's take them out one by one and make Britain a halal-free zone!


  1. Start a boycott campaign. Get the EDL involved.

  2. We need one. How about this as a slogan: "Pander to the 'Prophet' and we'll turn your profits into losses."

  3. 'The words of the prophet shouldn't be written on the Subway wall' Cygnus.

  4. Although I suspect Paul Simon might sue. Cygnus.

  5. Very good. However, were it to be used he might just well do that; which is a pity.

  6. I, as a resident of the "Colonies" [USA] refuse to frequent any resturant that serves halal items; even if it doesn't here in the US. I guess I have to stop going to Subway...

  7. I will not eat at these restaurant, Hey Subway if you want to made Muslim Happy move form hear and go there. go a head and close all your stores in the U.S. and move out of hear.

  8. cutting the throat of an animal and leaving it to bleed to death while playing prayer music to it that's torcher how in this day and age can this be allowed and then they have the cheek to say we are good muslim people sorry subway, kfc, nandos you have lost my confidence in uk lets just watch your profits plumit to the ground

  9. I am absolutely gutted I love subway but cannot eat halal meat with a clear conscience. So no more subways damn.

  10. they can stick their food where the sun dont shine, i would never eat halal meat i would rather starve.


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