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Burger King in South Africa Removes “Ham” From “Hamburger” to Avoid Offending Muslims

13 Sep

Despite their bacon in various burgers already rendering them non-halal…
 

Burger King in South Africa is dropping the word “ham” from “hamburger” to avoid offending Muslims.

Yes, really.

The “Double Spicy Hamburger” will now become just a “Double Spicy Burger,” while the “Triple Hamburger with Cheese” becomes the “Triple Burger with Cheese,” and a “Hamburger King Jr” on the children’s menu will now be just a “Kids Burger.”

The company, whose headquarters are based in Miami, Florida, said the word was being eliminated in order “to be more respectful of Muslim customers.”

The change is being made despite the fact that the “ham” in hamburger has nothing to do with pork and relates to the German city of Hamburg, where the patties were first made.

However, the company admitted that its outlets in South Africa would be losing their “halal” certification because of popular demand for some sandwiches to include bacon.

This all appears to be a very awkward, or you could say – ham-fisted – attempt to be politically correct.

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7 responses to “Burger King in South Africa Removes “Ham” From “Hamburger” to Avoid Offending Muslims

  1. bluecat57

    September 13, 2019 at 11:43 am

    And when will they remove the meat to not offend vegans?

     
    • Will S.

      September 13, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Oh, I’m sure that’s next!

       
  2. Gerry T. Neal

    September 14, 2019 at 4:27 am

    A better approach would be to put the ham back into hamburger by offering a burger with ham as one of the toppings (as bacon already is)>

     
  3. feeriker

    September 14, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Why doesn’t some muzzie billionaire launch his own halal burger chain and let the wogs go THERE, while leaving the rest of us civilized humans to enjoy our godly junk food in peace?

     

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