A Muslim burger lover has lashed out at the popular Better Burger fast food chain after discovering one of its stores cooked bacon on the same grill as its halal-certified meat. When he confronted the chef about the matter, he was informed one of the grills wasn’t working.
Daily Mail (h/t Sara S) ‘I took it on face value, so we decided to go to another Better Burger because surely all of the stores wouldn’t have the same issue at the same time, and then at the other store they just turned around and said; “No, that’s just their process and what they do.”
He said it was difficult to find a fast food store that served halal meat and over time had come to trust the Better Burger brand. Though after he witnessed the cross contamination of the meats, an outraged Muslim said he would never eat at the store again.
He pointed out cooking bacon on the same grill defeated the purpose of serving halal meat. ‘There will be lots of other Muslims that are going there thinking they are eating halal food which is not really,’ he said.
The Restaurant chain fired back:
While a number of online food directories list Better Burgers as halal-friendly, operations manager Josh Harre said the burger chain didn’t advertise it. ‘In the very first store, six years ago it may have been [advertised] as halal, the store that was in the Britomart Country Club but it is now closed,’ he said.