The halal fast food restaurant with a prayer room
by Nick McCarthy, Birmingham Mail
A NEW fast food business in Birmingham will operate “on a chicken wing and a prayer.”
a branch of Dixy Chicken has opened on the Coventry Road, incorporating
a prayer room. It is believed to be the first fast-food outlet in
Britain to have such a room.
The restaurant, on the St Andrews
Retail Park, has created 20 new jobs in Small Heath. Owner Amir Tariq
said: “We are delighted to be investing in Birmingham and helping
create jobs in such tough times.
“We believe we have a great product and our customers will be delighted that our entire menu is halal.”
He added: “We want to give a dining experience that no-one else in the city provides.
course, we will be not be discriminating about whether customers or
non-customers use the prayer room and in accordance with our religion,
we will be raising cash for charity through the business.”
“We think the location is perfect, the retail park is always busy with Morrisons doing a great trade.”
A spokesman for Morrisons, which is next to the new Dixy Chicken, welcomed the addition to the local economy.
He said: “We are delighted. Morrisons and St Andrews Retail Park is proving to be busy, even in these testing economic times.”
restaurant will have seating for nearly 100 people and free parking.The
doors are already open, but the official opening is Friday, May 29.