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2 Mich. McDonald's drop halal food after suit

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  • Bilingual signs in English and Arabic at a McDonald's restaurant in Dearborn, Mich., announce they no longer sell halal products. The only two McDonald's restaurants in the nation serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped doing so after a $700,000 legal settlement.

      Bilingual signs in English and Arabic at a McDonald's restaurant in Dearborn, Mich., announce they no longer sell halal products. The only two McDonald's restaurants in the nation serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped doing so after a $700,000 legal settlement.
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DETROIT -- The only two McDonald's restaurants in the United States that serve food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped doing so.

The fast food giant and a Michigan franchise owner agreed to a $700,000 legal settlement in April after a customer sued.

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The Oak Brook-based fast-food giant said in a statement Monday that the locations in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population, no longer offer a halal McChicken sandwich or Chicken McNuggets "to focus on our national core menu."

The corporation says it takes into account "local and dietary preferences." Neither the statement nor a spokeswoman said whether the decision was related to the lawsuit.

The settlement is being shared by the customer, a Muslim-run Detroit health clinic, Dearborn's Arab American National Museum and lawyers.

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