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Domino's Pizza Forced to Axe Halal Menu After Poor Sales
Metro ^ | 8/18/2010

Posted on 08/17/2010 6:25:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Domino's Pizza pioneered a halal-only menu but has had to ditch the idea because of poor sales.

Three of the pizza chain's branches banned pork and brought in meats satisfying Islamic laws 18 months ago but have reverted to their usual menu, including the meateor, pepperoni and Hawaiian.

The pilot ‘hasn’t had the impact expected and the company has reluctantly decided to return to a conventional Domino’s menu’, it said in a letter to customers. ‘It did seem pretty unfair on non-Muslim pizza lovers,’ said pizza fan Chris Yates, 31.

‘It was as if I wasn’t allowed ham or pork on my pizza in case I offended someone.’

The scheme ran in Birmingham, Bradford and Blackburn.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: axe; business; dominos; forced; halal; islam; menu; pizza; poor; sales

1 posted on 08/17/2010 6:25:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

inb4 where in the US did this happen :)


2 posted on 08/17/2010 6:27:10 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: nickcarraway

The market spoke...


3 posted on 08/17/2010 6:29:00 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

It did not happen in the US. It happened in the UK.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 6:29:05 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Yes I know.


5 posted on 08/17/2010 6:29:55 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: nickcarraway
has reluctantly decided to return to a conventional Domino’s menu

..reluctantly?...no no your suppose to fail and go out of business because the Muslim don't want your food.

6 posted on 08/17/2010 6:30:58 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
We have several pizza shops around here that meet the Halal standards and also meet the demands of non-Moslems for proper taste by simply contracting with their meat suppliers for TURKEY based products.

That'll also draw in most of the Hindus as well.

I suspect simply eliminating pork isn't the way to go ~ people want the taste of sausage.

End of story.

7 posted on 08/17/2010 6:33:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway
Why cater to a bunch of-- what are we allowed to call them these days-- sand fleas?
8 posted on 08/17/2010 6:33:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: nickcarraway
The pilot ‘hasn’t had the impact expected and the company has reluctantly decided to return to a conventional Domino’s menu’, it said in a letter to customers.

(short version)

"This PC crap is making us lose our azz."

And that is exactly the REALITY that little bammy and the commie crew have never had to face. They simply whine and screech until they get the government teat back in...

9 posted on 08/17/2010 6:36:40 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll bet this would be a runaway success in Dearbornistan, MI.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 6:37:09 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh so after you throw Americans under the bus in favor of Muslims, and it don’t work out, just pull them out from under the bus and go on, eh?

Not me....I’ll never buy another pizza of theirs. Never.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 6:38:03 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: nickcarraway
Once an infidel ... always an infidel.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 6:39:06 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing better then st. Louis style BACON pizza from Imo’s in St. Louis, Mo


13 posted on 08/17/2010 6:54:47 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: nickcarraway

let’s see here...how can we increase sales? I know! We’ll stop serving pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, and Canadian bacon! then we’ll be swimmin in dough!

Dominoes, do you by chance have some openings in your marketing dept? I have a feeling I could do better for ya than these blokes...


14 posted on 08/17/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: muawiyah

They tried to feed me turkey “bacon” last time I was in the hospital. It tasted like it still had feathers.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 6:57:43 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: nickcarraway
Domino's Pizza pioneered a halal-only menu but has had to ditch the idea because of poor sales.

Kind of a pity. IMHO halal meats taste better, though there seems to be no such thing as "halal pork."

16 posted on 08/17/2010 7:01:33 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: nickcarraway

Never will I ever buy another one of their pizzas .

The can stick their sharia compliant pc bull where the sun doesn’t shine.


17 posted on 08/17/2010 7:04:46 PM PDT by Lera
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Turkey bacon is one thing, but a properly spiced turkey salami is something else, and in the hands of someone who knows something about "tuning" spices, you can't tell the difference.
18 posted on 08/17/2010 7:06:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Yo-Yo

The folks there probably already have sources of halal pizza.


19 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

I dunno. Uncle Sam sent me to Kuwait for a deployment a few years back. Some civilian friends had access to a vehicle and reason to go downtown, and brought back Pizza Hut pizzas. They were all halal (they spell kosher funny in Arabic, I guess). Anyway, they were mighty good pizzas. Some of the best I’ve had anywhere. It was probably the cheese, but whatever, they were really good.

Bet there’s more to this story.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 7:12:40 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s a shame. /s


21 posted on 08/17/2010 7:13:58 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t Church’s Chicken try this as well? I hear they are owned by Muslims.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 7:23:13 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: stefanbatory

Your pizza delivered in 30 minutes, or we’ll kill an infidel for free!


23 posted on 08/17/2010 7:23:37 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
The scheme ran in Birmingham, Bradford and Blackburn.

In Alabama obviously.

24 posted on 08/17/2010 7:24:26 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: Cincinnatus.45-70
I dunno. Uncle Sam sent me to Kuwait for a deployment a few years back. Some civilian friends had access to a vehicle and reason to go downtown, and brought back Pizza Hut pizzas. They were all halal (they spell kosher funny in Arabic, I guess). Anyway, they were mighty good pizzas. Some of the best I’ve had anywhere. It was probably the cheese, but whatever, they were really good.

An old trick for frequent fliers to get a decent meal on an airline was to order kosher.

25 posted on 08/17/2010 7:27:19 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: Moonman62

:)

Just for fun I plugged -Birmingham, Bradford and Blackburn.-

Into Google. The second result didn’t surprise me.


26 posted on 08/17/2010 7:35:29 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: nickcarraway; SevenofNine
Domino's Tests Limits Of What Humans Will Eat
27 posted on 08/17/2010 7:38:50 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: nickcarraway

I can’t imagine why this would fail. Personally, when I party down I really like to chow on burned goat pizza.


28 posted on 08/17/2010 7:47:10 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: monkapotamus

Of course nobody want eat it COME ON Monk I am not suprise


29 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:54 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: ncfool

Mmm...Imo's....

30 posted on 08/17/2010 8:08:04 PM PDT by DemforBush (Are you sure we're not in a looney bin? Sometimes I think we're in a @#$! looney bin!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

This was in Michigan...


31 posted on 08/17/2010 10:20:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Or maybe not....Birmingham is in Michigan and Domino’s started it Detroit..


32 posted on 08/17/2010 10:21:57 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: nickcarraway
Georgia Razorback Lamb- The Other White Meat!

See? It's all in the name.

33 posted on 08/18/2010 3:13:18 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: nickcarraway

We want salami, not Islami!


34 posted on 08/18/2010 3:21:40 AM PDT by liberateUS
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