Category: Restaurants

UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

| 10/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

The Akbars Group now also has restaurants in Leeds’ Eastgate and Greek Street, plus others in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

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UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

Dubai-based Just Falafel, one of the Middle East’s most dynamic emerging restaurant brands, launches in London with its flagship store opening in Monmouth St, Covent Garden, November 2012.

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UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

More than 50 franchise brands from the Food & Hospitality, Retail, Services and B2B sectors will be presented. Business meetings with the franchisors will be scheduled in advance. Midamar is proud to co-sponsor this event.

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New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

Tourism New Zealand is committed to further enhancing New Zealand’s position as visitor destination in emerging Halal markets and this guide is about supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience for travellers once they are there.

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UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

As Wales’ retailers and restaurants are responding to a changing marketplace, reflecting the country’s increasingly diverse and discerning consumers, also among these changes are the rise in the halal sections of supermarket aisles.

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UK: Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
UK:  Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

KFC sales of halal chicken, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, may not meet the requirements of Islamic law, according to a leading group of Muslim scholars in the UK.

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Kuwait: Traces of pork found in chicken hotdogs from Brazil

| 13/09/2012 | Reply
Kuwait: Traces of pork found in chicken hotdogs from Brazil

The Kuwait Municipality closed a store where shipment of chicken hotdogs ‘mixed with pork and lard”‘ and imported from Brazil was found. They had not been tested to confirm whether they were suitable for human consumption.

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India: McDonald’s goes vegetarian in India

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
India: McDonald’s goes vegetarian in India

So how’s the new all-vegetarian version of McDonald’s going to play in India? We can only guess, although from China to France, the mega chain has a history of successfully adjusting its brand abroad to suit the locals.

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Bay Ridge Halal food vendor gets ‘Hero’ accolade in Vendy Awards

| 22/08/2012 | Reply
Bay Ridge Halal food vendor gets ‘Hero’ accolade in Vendy Awards

A Bay Ridge Halal food cart vendor beefing with neighborhood restaurant owners who want to ban the sale of sidewalk grub is now a foodie hero. Sammy Kassem, 21, was named the 2012 “Most Heroic Vendor” in the upcoming Vendy Awards.

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Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

| 30/07/2012 | Reply
Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

A new ground-breaking study, ‘Global Muslim Lifestyle Travel Market: Landscape & Consumer Needs,’ shows that Muslim tourists globally represent a major niche market worth $126.1 billion in 2011 growing at a 4.8% through 2020.

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Malaysia: Hotel caught offering Ramadan buffet without Jakim cert

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Hotel caught offering Ramadan buffet without Jakim cert

Jakim took immediate action by taking down the banners written ‘Ramadan Treats’ and seized Ramadan buffet brochures which were placed at the hotel lobby after non-Halal ingredients were found.

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Malaysia: JAKIM awards Halal certificates to hotels and restaurants for Ramadan

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM awards Halal certificates to hotels and restaurants for Ramadan

Jakim has approved halal certificates for 359 hotels and 453 premises offering Ramadan buffet this month. They also advised Muslims to ensure when choosing hotels and food premises offering Ramadan buffets that they are certified by Jakim.

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UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

FACCENDA Group, who supplied halal chickens for KFC, has opted out of its Halal poultry operation for them, from 6th July after 40 of the leading scholars unanimously decided that machine slaughter of chickens was not halal.

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India: Halal India launches online Halal restaurant guide

| 19/07/2012 | Reply
India: Halal India launches online Halal restaurant guide

This online Restaurant guide is first of its kind in India which features all the Halal Certified Restaurants, Hotels, Halal Friendly Hotels, Halal Friendly hospitals, Halal Friendly shops and beyond.

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Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

There is a very small population of Muslims in Whistler, the famous ski destination. It has a small prayer room in the town open for Jummah prayers and daily salaat. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about the availability of Halal food in the region.

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Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

It is said that the face of cities are reflected in their streets. With a growing Muslim population moving to Verdun, Muslims entrepreneurs see opportunities to have a business that attracts both halal-eaters and non-halal-eaters.

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Malaysia: Authorities get tough on halal ruling

| 30/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Authorities get tough on halal ruling

JAJ officers made spot checks at many eateries recently and found that some of them were using either a halal certification issued by the private sector, or that their halal certification had already expired.

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Saudis demand that McDonald’s be punished for Happy Meal toy

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
Saudis demand that McDonald’s be punished for Happy Meal toy

The people of Saudi Arabia are furious with the McDonald’s fast food chain for a toy which they say desecrates the name of Muhammed, the Prophet of Islam. They are demanding retribution.

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UAE allows French beef imports

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE allows French beef imports

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has authorised French beef meat imports into the country after negotiations the French Ministry of Agriculture. All the imported beef meat products will be halal certified by French organizations authorised by local authorities.

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UK – Opinion: Halal hysteria

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
UK – Opinion: Halal hysteria

With the threat from terrorism receding, Britain’s Islam-baiters have jumped on the anti-halal bandwagon, and not just the neo-fascists of the British National Party and the English Defence League, but mainstream commentators, too.

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