Earlier this week, Subway, the famous fast food chain, had revealed that around 185 of their stores were serving halal only meats, with ham and bacon being replaced by turkey based products. Yesterday, it was reported that one of these stores is located in Cambridge, and, until today you could tick a check-box on their store ‘search page’ to locate halal only outlets. However, today the company has removed this option from their website due to concerns over staff safety of these respective halal-only stores.
A press officer for Subway told Cambridge News that the decision to take the search option off the website was taken in response to a number of threatening and offensive emails and social media posts, which led to concerns about the safety of employees at these outlets. However they did state that there would be clear notices in store informing customers that the meat being sold was halal.