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McDonald's settles case alleging sandwich sold at Mich. store wasn't halal as advertised
ap ^ | Published January 21, 2013

Posted on 01/21/2013 2:08:45 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

DEARBORN, MICH. – McDonald's Corp. and a franchise owner have reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging that food at a Detroit-area restaurant with a large Muslim customer base wasn't prepared according to Islamic dietary laws as advertised.

McDonald's and Finley's Management Co. agreed Friday to pay $700,000. The money will be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers.

Daklallah said there are only two McDonald's in the United States that sell halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation's largest Arab and Muslim communities. Overall, the Detroit area is home to about 150,000 Muslims of many different ethnicities.

The locations advertise that they exclusively sell halal Chicken McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches and they have to get those products from an approved halal provider, Dakallah said. He said there was no evidence of problems on the production side, but he alleges that the Dearborn location on Ford Road sold non-halal products when it ran out of halal.

Daklallah said he was approached by Ahmed, and they conducted an investigation. A letter sent to McDonald's Corp. and Finley's Management by Daklallah's firm said Ahmed had "confirmed from a source familiar with the inventory" that the restaurant had sold non-halal food "on many occasions."

In the settlement notice, Finley's Management said it "has a carefully designed system for preparing and serving halal such that halal chicken products are labeled, stored, refrigerated, and cooked in halal-only areas." The company added it trains its employees on preparing halal food and "requires strict adherence to the process."

He said although Ahmed believes McDonald's was negligent, there was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers.

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KEYWORDS: dearbornistan; islamicshakedown; mcdonalds; mcrib; mustbuyhalalmeats

1 posted on 01/21/2013 2:08:46 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

If they don’t agree with the food, they can always go somewhere else....
But, that is not their agenda.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 2:11:25 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

when a behavior is (grossly) rewarded, we get a lot more of it

prepare thyself for thousands more lawsuits seeking $700,000 payouts for 70 cent sandwiches that weren’t cooked the way the customer liked

this case could solve much of the unemployment problem for lawyers (while raising the cost of burgers for all the rest of us, of course)


3 posted on 01/21/2013 2:12:30 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
"confirmed from a source familiar with the inventory"

Set up.

4 posted on 01/21/2013 2:14:22 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Any national fast food company stupid enough to pander to this nonsense deserves what it gets.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 2:14:40 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Try the McRibs next time Haji.

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6 posted on 01/21/2013 2:17:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

You mean the bacon wasn’t kosher? Too frickin’ bad. Go to Papa Mohammed’s Lemon Chicken Hut. The happy meal includes a vest with the promise of virgins. Let them sue over that.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 2:19:58 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Any national fast food company stupid enough to pander to this nonsense deserves what it gets.

I would blame the franchise owner, who is likely a muslim.......

8 posted on 01/21/2013 2:21:55 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
The money will be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed


Does this person have two first names or two last names?
9 posted on 01/21/2013 2:22:01 PM PST by nonamer
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To: bgill
"Set up."

Doing business with perpetually aggrieved groups has an extra risk premium. Fast food probably isn't worth that risk. Close the stores and move on.

10 posted on 01/21/2013 2:24:22 PM PST by Truth29
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

halal. Really.

11 posted on 01/21/2013 2:24:50 PM PST by freedumb2003 (lib "think": My bumper sticker didn't go into details about that!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Would they do that for Kosher customers? Oh, I forgot. They don’t serve Kosher food.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 2:26:45 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Would they do that for Kosher customers? Oh, I forgot. They don’t serve Kosher food.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 2:27:12 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Since it is impossible to taste the difference between a halal and non-halal chicken, how did they know the nuggets were not halal?


14 posted on 01/21/2013 2:27:35 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They didn’t see the phony imam wave his magic wand over his mcnuggets?


15 posted on 01/21/2013 2:31:34 PM PST by Argus
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Best reason in the world not to cater to these people. Best sign to post... Warning: nothing in this establishment is halal or kosher...eat at your own risk.


16 posted on 01/21/2013 2:31:52 PM PST by ontap
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yeah I was looking for the name of the franchise owner but didn’t see it. Insurance fraud is pretty common among that bunch so it wouldn’t surprise me if there was some kind of scam going on here.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 2:31:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The nuggets were missing the suicide belt!!!


18 posted on 01/21/2013 2:33:24 PM PST by ontap
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Something doesn’t make sense here. It seems that the restaurant serves both halal and non-halal food. I don’t see how he can prove that he was served non-halal food on a specific occasion.


19 posted on 01/21/2013 2:35:06 PM PST by matt04
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To: ontap

I used to work at Dawn Foods in Jackson Michigan years ago. Once a month Rabbis would come in to supervise while we made exclusively kosher mixes for one day.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 2:36:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: matt04

Its pretty unlikely that they’re eating exclusively halal food anyway.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 2:38:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Nobody bothered to mention in court that in Islam if someone says they are giving you Halal and they have lied to you it is not a problem as the sin goes to the person who lies.

Mel


22 posted on 01/21/2013 2:44:18 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: melsec

I know a Pakistani who ate pepperoni for six or seven years after coming to this country. Then one day somebody broke the news to him that it contained PORK!

“That was the worst day of my life. I loved it so!”


23 posted on 01/21/2013 2:50:53 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nonamer
The money will be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed.
Does this person have two first names or two last names?

Washington State once had a quarterback named Samoa Samoa. His nickname was Repeat.

24 posted on 01/21/2013 2:51:51 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

If I worked there I’d slip pig piss into their coffee!


25 posted on 01/21/2013 2:55:30 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Since it is impossible to taste the difference between a halal and non-halal chicken, how did they know the nuggets were not halal?

This has nothing to do with food as such, it is all about fundraising for the cause


26 posted on 01/21/2013 2:56:32 PM PST by munin
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To: matt04

I don’t see how he can prove that he was served non-halal food on a specific occasion

Ah, but he didn’t have to, he had a symphatic judge, was the judge muslim?


27 posted on 01/21/2013 3:00:18 PM PST by munin
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To: I want the USA back
The frenchfries even meet traditional hindu standards, and gurus are standing by 24/7 prepared to sue them down to their knickers if they aren't.

i keep my eye on that situation as well because those fries are gluten free ~

28 posted on 01/21/2013 3:05:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Send them to Denny’s!!!


29 posted on 01/21/2013 3:10:02 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I know a Pakistani who loves ham. Seriously.

Everytime he eats it, he says, “Astaghfirullah”, or God forgive me.

He even has an impeccable theological justification for it. Pork is pretty much the national dish in the Czech Republic, so there’s really no way to avoid it, and it does say in the Koran that if there’s nothing else available, you can eat pork.

So he’s got his bases covered. And his theological basis for drinking beer is equally......creative. :)


30 posted on 01/21/2013 3:18:59 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
let this be a learning experience, pandering to goathumpers is not good for the bottom line...
31 posted on 01/21/2013 3:22:38 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

If an infadel pig tricks you into eating something unclean how many virgins do you lose? How much should a heavenly virgin be worth here on Earth?


32 posted on 01/21/2013 3:23:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ExxonPatrolUs.
Daklallah said there are only two McDonald's in the United States that sell halal products and both are in Dearborn
I'm in favor of halal products, assuming all of them can be poisoned for basically simultaneous consumption by muzzies -- problems solved.


33 posted on 01/21/2013 3:41:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

“there are only two McDonald’s in the United States that sell halal products”

Wonder if they have the halal McRibs?


34 posted on 01/21/2013 3:45:13 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I still have to travel to Dearborn where I grew up because I still have relatives there but believe me Dearborn is has become a hell hole, the ragheads have taken it over. Next is Sharia law just wait.


35 posted on 01/21/2013 3:58:18 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: melsec
Nobody bothered to mention in court that in Islam if someone says they are giving you Halal and they have lied to you it is not a problem as the sin goes to the person who lies.

It's a shame the same rule isn't in effect when muslims rape women, where it's the woman who gets stoned to death after being raped.

Must really suck to be a muslim woman.

Mark

36 posted on 01/21/2013 4:17:24 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“Any national fast food company stupid enough to pander to this nonsense deserves what it gets.”

Amen to that!


37 posted on 01/21/2013 4:20:20 PM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

They are lucky someone like me does not work there, I would make a POINT of making sure that everything they sell was non Halal. Every single thing..


38 posted on 01/21/2013 4:21:52 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: cripplecreek
The franchise owner is ultimately responsible for any lawsuits against them...........Whether or not it was in this case, I don't know.

I have a friend who opened up the first Baskin Robbins ice cream drive thru in Michigan and it was located at 23 mile and Gratiot in Chesterfield Twp.

After about two years, the foundation started sinking, walls cracking........you name it. He had to sue the contractor who built the building, with no help from the Baskin Robbins corporation..........He lost the site and the franchise but he did settle with the contractor.

39 posted on 01/21/2013 4:22:39 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: I want the USA back

“Would they do that for Kosher customers? Oh, I forgot. They don’t serve Kosher food.”

There are Kosher McDonald’s in Israel, and I believe one in Buenos Aires as well. None in the US, that I know of. There are a number of Kosher Subway restaurants in NYC (and perhaps elsewhere). If it turned out that they were selling non-Kosher food, my guess is they’d be sued as well.


40 posted on 01/21/2013 4:24:04 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I agree that the fault here is McDonald’s, not for fouling up its efforts to patronize Muslims, but for patronizing them in the first place.

I saw a great example of this in a restaurant, once. The restaurant was owned by two Serbians, but because there is no large existing market for Serbian food in the US, they decided the theme of their restaurant would be Irish.

So, knowing nothing about Irish history, customs or food, they set up a fairly large restaurant. At some point they found a book about Ireland, so took interesting words and names from it to name their menu items.

Things like “Black and Tan Stew”, and “Flying Squad Salad”.


41 posted on 01/21/2013 4:25:39 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
"Huh? I thought you said BAGEL. Fo'real! Sorry, baby!"


42 posted on 01/21/2013 4:30:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
The locations advertise that they exclusively sell halal Chicken McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches and they have to get those products from an approved halal provider, Dakallah said.

Just a shakedown racket to get their vendors some business.

43 posted on 01/21/2013 4:33:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Don’t confuse them with facts. Never mind that conservatives should be against fraud and misrepresentation.


44 posted on 01/21/2013 4:41:14 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

“Never mind that conservatives should be against fraud and misrepresentation.”

Exactly. Too many people around here have adopted an “ends-justify-the-means” approach, principles be damned.


45 posted on 01/21/2013 4:56:04 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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