KFC Won’t Let Franchisees Serve Halal Meat, and Now One Is Suing

July 26, 2017

The policy prohibits franchisees from making religious claims about the chain’s food

A KFC franchisee in Chicago is suing the chain after being told he cannot serve halal buckets of chicken.

Afzal Lokhandwala owns and operates eight KFC stores in the Chicago area, and says he’s been serving certified halal chicken for more than a decade, according to Courthouse News. Now, however, KFC is enforcing a policy the company says it’s had in place since 2009, which prohibits franchisees from making religious claims about the chain’s food.

But Afzal claims KFC failed to include notice of such a policy in