Burger King announces that some stores will now sell "a non-Halaal product"

alqassam

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I believe technically nothing will be halaal any longer. ;)

You know you wouldn't actually have to eat it? Some people, on the other hand, might appreciate it.


Angus is a range they do in all the UK BKs so you're just as likely to have a Angus burger in Scotland as you are in London, if that's what you order,.
I'm sure the patties will be halaal as they will keep the same supply chain. Just the additional bacon will be non halaal.
 

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Mcdonalds isnt in the food business but more in the property business. They generally own all the properties they operate from. Thats how they invest.

Dunkin was great when it started. But suddenly you have to pay R2 more per donut or R3 more if you take R6. They also pushed their stores everywhere. I wouldve had 1 or 2 setup in decent places.

They made terrible mistakes and it cost them.

Thank goodness that Krispy Kreme is more clever partnering with Pick n Pay to sell their donuts. So their overheads are far less.
 

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You are telling me the Moslems don't rule the world , or trying to , anymore ? Sarcastic. Great stuff for the Burger industry then. No offence intended though. Ironic how this Grand Parade Investments group made money through the Grand West Casino first and then decided to sell their investment - Burgers and Donuts aren't cutting it...

From what I remember - they mimic the Sabc/Eskom in new CEO's and with a proprietary/chairman guy that was bigger than whoever...
 

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Burger King franchises see an average of 12,250 tickets per month, with the average ticket price climbing from R78 to R84.
This is why they have a slow uptake.. my suspicion is they on the pricier end of the market vs an incumbent that caters for multiple price points most of which are lower on average with a faster turn around (for same sales volume). In addition to this they teamed up with delivery franchises, including their own, early on..

Bacon..sure that will add some sales, might keep them afloat but it’s a limited appeal. I rarely hear anyone saying they go to Rocco Mammas (they not fast food category btw) for the bacon it’s other aspects.

Personally I think they, Burger King, are trying to make a quality play with slower food where they fall into a fast food category. So you see the two and you go with the incumbent.
 

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We had our three nearest BK's closed by the group (group owned stores). They really have very high targets, perhaps unrealistically so. Steers had a fraction of their foot traffic and kept operating.
I wonder what the start up costs are.. I know McDonalds is about 2-6m (u not allowed to lend it either) pending size and they, McDonalds, also go in as they typically buy the property too (well last time I read about how McD SA was structured). There the franchisee typically takes 2yrs to make back the initial investment.

Also what’s the quality of the training provided and how do they assess their potential franchisees? McD is quite rigorous and puts them on a 6-9m training course too. Now factor in that they require you to be a professional (doc, lawyer, eng etc) or employee AND as stated above.. money that is your own and you can see they not franchising with incapable people either.. so the franchise has a higher success rate.
 
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After 2 days of waiting for the queues to calm down and the masses to disappear I finally had my first South African Burger King meal this morning. I have had BK many times before at different branches across the world so this was not a first. But for the past 10 years I have been waiting and hoping for BK to come to our shores...

The opening was on Thursday the 9th. I visited around 5pm but the queues were too long, again around 7pm but same story. I finally attempted queuing at 9.30pm but gave up soon after. Turns out this was the right decision as the last people only got their burgers at 1.30am. Some people spoke of the soda fountain having run out... No surprise there.

So this morning I decided to try again and arrived at BK at 9.40am. There were already 80 people queuing up outside. They opened their doors 5 minutes early to let people in at 9.55am. From then it took about 20 minutes to get in and my order was placed at 10.29am.

Onto the pics.

The initial queues:
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Some people must have waited more than 4 hours...

Later that night
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Last people got their burgers at 1.30am

Moving onto this morning
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People queued up early! Opening at 10am...

People working very hard to serve orders. The lady struggled a bit with the massive and customised order due to milkshake and upsize rings but in the end everything came out right.
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Bru they going to add bacon!!

We need those pics :popcorn:
 

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I just popped into a Burger King quickly. I just say the burger is not bad I liked it.

What I found more interesting however is that Theres an LED displaying saying from 1 September 2019 this Burger King will no longer be Halaal.

Does that mean we finally getting the cool bacon stuff??
 

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I think I might be a fussy eater but I don't enjoy Burger King. It tastes too processed from the "meat, to the quality of cheese & overall taste.

It tastes more processed than Mc Donalds & I hate Mc Donalds.

I prefer the fast food outlets that use real meat i.e Nandos, Barcelos, even Kfc uses real chicken vs BK & McDs.
 

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I think I might be a fussy eater but I don't enjoy Burger King. It tastes too processed from the "meat, to the quality of cheese & overall taste.

It tastes more processed than Mc Donalds & I hate Mc Donalds.

I prefer the fast food outlets that use real meat i.e Nandos, Barcelos, even Kfc uses real chicken vs BK & McDs.
KFC for me is like eating chicken with an oil tanker strapped to it. It’s gross
 

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I just popped into a Burger King quickly. I just say the burger is not bad I liked it.

What I found more interesting however is that Theres an LED displaying saying from 1 September 2019 this Burger King will no longer be Halaal.

Does that mean we finally getting the cool bacon stuff??
you should see the racial slinging go on with their facebook, muslims raging about how kak burger king is anyway and regular south africans saying they must fsck off and be more tolerant because they have been eating pork their whole lives xD
 

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you should see the racial slinging go on with their facebook, muslims raging about how kak burger king is anyway and regular south africans saying they must fsck off and be more tolerant because they have been eating pork their whole lives xD
Lol it's just too funny for me watching this unfold on Facebook
 

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you should see the racial slinging go on with their facebook, muslims raging about how kak burger king is anyway and regular south africans saying they must fsck off and be more tolerant because they have been eating pork their whole lives xD
It's funny how selfish some of these Muslims are. "We want ALL Burger Kings just for ourselves!"
 

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you should see the racial slinging go on with their facebook, muslims raging about how kak burger king is anyway and regular south africans saying they must fsck off and be more tolerant because they have been eating pork their whole lives xD
They be the same Muslims who go gambling at Grand West Casino and Gold Reef City Casino?
 
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