Category: Restaurants

South Korea Gov’t to issue ‘halal’ certificates to restaurants

| 23/03/2015 | Reply
South Korea Gov’t to issue ‘halal’ certificates to restaurants

The government plans to issue “halal” certificates to at least 140 restaurants nationwide, where Muslims can eat food without worrying about the ingredients.

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Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

The report, the first carried out jointly by Crescentrating and MasterCard, involved 81 non-Muslim country destinations and 29 Muslim nations.

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Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

The mobile application that enables Muslim foodies and travelers to share halal restaurant discoveries around the world.

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Malaysia: Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

Once again hotels and restaurants in the country are facing a shortage of halal turkey for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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NYC’s Famous The Halal Guys Sign Development Deal For D.C.

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
NYC’s Famous The Halal Guys Sign Development Deal For D.C.

The new franchisee, who worked with Fransmart East Coast Sales VP, Ryan Durishin, has signed on to develop 10 units, representing the entirety of the total D.C. market available.

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USA: Los Angeles foodies explore China’s Islamic cuisine

| 05/12/2014 | 2 Replies
USA: Los Angeles foodies explore China’s Islamic cuisine

The earliest evidence of Chinese Muslims in the U.S. was during the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the mid-19th century.

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Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

| 02/12/2014 | 1 Reply
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

A luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the San Isidro district of Lima, recently became the first hotel in Peru to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation.

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Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

Home-grown fast food restaurant chain, Marrybrown Sdn Bhd, which has sustained its presence in the international markets, is looking to penetrate into Europe

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Ingenuity, persistence pays off for Malaysian hotelier in Vietnam

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
Ingenuity, persistence pays off for Malaysian hotelier in Vietnam

The d’Lions Restaurant in his first hotel in Hanoi is also CrescentRated at AAA, the highest rating that can be given by CrescentRating.

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Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

Awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 7 by CrescentRating – it’s highest rating for Hotels which signifies that the hotel specialises in catering to Halal/Muslim-friendly requirements.

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Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

Starbucks Indonesia has become the first major international coffee shop chain to receive halal certification from the Council of Indonesian Clerics (MUI).

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UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

The launch of first ever premium interactive digital magazine for halal-conscious diners, Halal Gems, is poised to make a huge mark on the luxury halal lifestyle industry.

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USA: Midamar Sponsors Middle East Franchise Expo in Dubai, UAE

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Sponsors Middle East Franchise Expo in Dubai, UAE

Midamar directors will present on 40 years of Supply Chain Management – 10 Key Lessons Learned.

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Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

| 12/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

Local favorite Paramount Fine Foods, in partnership with HMSHost, has opened the first of two locations coming to Toronto Pearson.

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UK: Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK:  Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

Birmingham Trading Standards swooped on JKY Food Solutions in Bissell Street, Highgate, in July 2012 as part of Operation Swordfish, a city-wide investigation.

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USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

‘Halal Guys of New York’ has five days to ‘dispose of any signs, banners, promotional or advertising items’ that look like the original Halal Guys signage.

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Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

| 03/08/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

When Crescentrating started its operations in 2009, it referred the segment as ‘halal friendly travel,’ and now has settled on ‘Muslim friendly.’

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Turkey Could Earn Billions from The Halal Tourism Market

| 24/07/2014 | Reply
Turkey Could Earn Billions from The Halal Tourism Market

Turkey has emerged as a top European destination which Muslims from Middle East and Far East would like to visit for their next holiday.

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Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

| 12/07/2014 | Reply
Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

Most major fast food chains have been halal certified since the 1990s, but there is also an increasing offer of local halal fast food stalls in amusement parks.

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Halal tourism takes off in Japan

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Halal tourism takes off in Japan

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

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