FLASHABCK: This KFC Banned Hand Wipes Because They Might Offend Muslim Customers
A KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) customer was told by a restaurant that he could not have a wet hand wipe because they are soaked in alcohol and might offend Muslim customers.
The customer at the KFC, located at one of their UK restaurants designated as a “Halal-only branch” is pretty upset about the incident, according to a report from The UK Times:
Graham Noakes, 41, said he was astonished when staff at the fast food chain’s outlet in St George’s retail park refused to give him a hand-wipe because it was against its Halal policy.
Staff said this was because the wipes are soaked in an alcohol-infused liquid. Alcohol is forbidden in the Muslim Holy book, the Quran.
Graham said: “They told me it might offend other customers.
The 41-year-old added: ‘I’ve never experienced anything like this before, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
‘Why shouldn’t I be allowed a wipe for my hands? They use wipes in hospital, what happens when we start being told we can’t have wipes there? I just can’t understand it.’
A KFC spokesman said the company had been running a halal trial since 2010, in “areas where there has been demand from our customers”, such as the restaurant in St George’s Retail Park.
“Halal” is a term from the Koran which indicates something that is allowed according to Islamic law.
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