Does KFC Have an Image Problem with Muslim Americans

By Muslim New Magazine
Muslim Journal

LOS ANGELES,CA, ( 11/29/18) — Apparently Kentucky Fried Chicken's (KFC) image problem among Muslim Americans is not going away.

Multiple social media sources including a group called Council for Islamic Justice is making claims against KFC regarding their products and use of meat fillers. The group has also called the company anti-Islamic and says they also found that *even the spices, ketchup and mayonnaise are mixed and made from grease of pork."

They are calling for a boycott of KFC by all Muslims, which has already gained momenum in some parts of the nation. KFC has not publicly responded to these claims, which have yet to be independently verified.

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However KFC does have a shaky past when it comes to the Muslim American community. Earlier this year the company forced one of its franchise owners, who was a Muslim, to stop advertising Halal chicken at his KFC locations.

A federal judge ruled that a Muslim KFC franchisee cannot advertise his fried chicken to the Chicago-area Muslim community as halal because KFC’s corporate policy prohibits franchisees from making religious dietary claims about its food.

Afzal Lokhandwala, owner of eight Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in Illinois, says “Thousands of Muslims within the Chicago metropolitan area ate at his restaurants because they knew he is Muslim and the restaurants sold halal chicken."

But KFC demanded that Lokhandwala stop marketing his products as halal. Lokhandwala claims the policy will require him to shut down up to four KFC franchises that serve a majority-Muslim clientele.

MNM will update this story as more information becomes available.