Category: France

Hubub over Halal in France

| 22/02/2010 | Reply
Hubub over Halal in France

The drama surrounding the Quick restaurant chain going Halal in a few of there outlets in areas with significant Muslim populations has flared into a real soap-opera. It speaks volumes about the issues surrounding the European identity crisis when the French start to defend American fast food as part of their own cultural identity. It was not that long ago that the Americans were refusing to refer to their fries as ‘french fries’! Who was it who said,”Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are”?

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French fast food chain makes menus halal

| 17/02/2010 | Reply
French fast food chain makes menus halal

Quick, one of France’s most popular fast food chains, has taken pork off the menu at eight of its restaurants, turning them into halal-only outlets. The chain has replaced bacon with smoked halal turkey in restaurants in three branches in a Paris suburb, two in Marseille, and the remainder in Toulouse, Villeurbanne, near Lyon, and […]

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France – Fast food chain goes Halal

| 12/01/2010 | Reply
France – Fast food chain goes Halal

The Belgian fast-food chain Quick is experimenting with halal
restaurants in France. The branches will only serve
products which comply with the Islamic food requirements. Since
mid-December, eight Quicks in France changed over completely to halal
food: Toulouse, Marseille (2), Roubaix, Villeurbanne, Argenteuil,
Garges-lès-Gonesse and Buchelay.

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France today: a tale of halal foie gras and burkas Burka

| 09/01/2010 | Reply
France today: a tale of halal foie gras and burkas Burka

Sales of halal foie gras have increased ten-fold in the last two
years, delighting supermarket chains across France. “It is one of our
bestsellers, we were selling more than 30 a day” said the manager of a
Parisian branch of Carrefour, while a spokesman for a leading meat
wholesalers announced that demand for halal duck and halal capon has
been “unprecedented” in 2009.

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France: Fast-food chain opens halal branches

| 08/01/2010 | Reply
France: Fast-food chain opens halal branches

The Belgian fast-food chain Quick is experimenting with halal restaurants in France (see also here).
Those branches serve only products which comply with the Islamic food
requirements. Since mid-December, eight France Quicks changed over
completely to halal food: Toulouse, Marseille (2), Roubaix,
Villeurbanne, Argenteuil, Garges-lès-Gonesse and Buchelay.

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Carrefour to open Singapore supermarkets with Halal sections

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
Carrefour to open Singapore supermarkets with Halal sections

FRENCH hypermarket chain Carrefour will be opening six to eight supermarkets and a hypermarket
in suburban areas in the next three years. It will invest more than $84 million in the upcoming supermarkets
and hypermarket, which will be located in the northern, north-eastern
and western areas of Singapore.

All of its new stores will also have halal sections – called Halal
Select – in its bakery, butchery and fish departments, which were
launched yesterday in its two existing hypermarkets in Suntec City and
Plaza Singapura.

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French halal restaurants try gourmet cuisine

| 16/12/2009 | Reply
French halal restaurants try gourmet cuisine

In a stylishly decorated restaurant in the
heart of Paris, tucked between Bastille and Place de la Nation, Sophia
Tabet is perusing a typical French menu, including foie gras, beef
fillet and duck confit. But unlike other French eateries, this one offers no wine list, and
all food is prepared strictly in accordance with the principles of
Islamic sharia law.

How many more of these
restaurants catering to the Muslim gourmet are hidden away in cities
around the world? So refreshing to hear rather than a new Halal
McDonald’s! The Muslim youth of America, and other countries, are no
different to the the French, I am sure they would become patrons of
restaurants of this caliber.

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France’s army embraces its Muslim soldiers

| 15/09/2009 | Reply
France’s army embraces its Muslim soldiers

Muslims in France’s army who go on
the pilgrimage to Mecca this year will not have to travel on private
commercial flights or bunk with ordinary civilians. In a break from
tradition, the Defence Ministry will provide a plane to fly them to
Saudi Arabia and organize their stay.

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France: Growing halal market

| 25/08/2009 | Reply
France: Growing halal market

According to a recent study by the Solis agency, which specializes
in ‘ethnic marketing’, the halal market (in France) is valued at close
to 4 billion euro for 2009, and is estimated to grow at annual rate of
15%. According to Solis, 93% of North Africans and 55% of sub-Saharan
Africans buy halal products.

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