Will you eat at Subway if they incorporate Sharia Law on how they prepare their food products?
Do you feel Subway has the made the right business decision to stop serving ham sandwiches we like to please the Muslims according to Sharia Law like in the UK?
I will not eat at subway for doing this.
If they provided a halal only menu option, as well as their other products, that would be fine. However making entire restaurants halal only is religious discrimination by them. They have not done. The same by making Christian, Jewish, Hindi, Buddhist etc restaurants. Their national website lists stores which do halal meat, but does not list restaurants for other religions.
Halal slaughter methods are unacceptable. However even if they follow a more acceptable method which some accept is ok for halal, the food still has to be prepared by Muslims and blessed to their god by them. This is employment discrimination as it provides jobs for Muslims to do this,which people of other faiths can not apply for. Since subway is not a religious organisation they have no right to make such discrimination in their employment policies.
Also they are not preparing food in other restaurants which has been blessed to the gods of other faiths, so they are only catering for one religion.
I will not eat in any subways until they stop this practice or ensure all other religions are treated the same way. I also encourage other people to stop supporting them, not just in the uk where this is happening but in other countries to show we will not accept religious discrimination.
Thank you for making my point and stating what I was trying to get at. It is not being bigot. It about assimilating into the culture where you are at and accept diversity and stop trying to make your surroundings like the Middle East, Good Job
Customers expressing preferences and businesses adjusting to meet those needs is pretty much the way every business in the history of the universe runs. Being selectively perturbed only because it involves Muslims, is what makes it bigotry.
If they take over Subway, what other fast food places will be taken over by Muslams. I, too, think this is discrimination against other religions as well.
I wouldn't eat at Subway anyway.... I'll make my sandwiches at home the way I like'em.
They certainly have the right to run their business however they like, but I think it's idiotic to sacrifice popular sandwich meats simply because some of your customers can't eat them. Where's the logic in that?
I'll debate with myself whether I eat at Subway again. Like I said, I don't have any problem with them making their business decisions however they see fit - and if they were actually trying to run the business from the perspective of a certain religion that would be fine too; they have the right - but I have ZERO respect for ANY business caving to political pressure, which sounds like the case here.
This is great. Fewer bigots in line will make going there a more enjoyable experience.
This is a simple business decision. No more, no less, based upon catering to the customers in particular markets just like Indian Subways don't sell beef. Subway also has a number of Kosher (and Halal) restaurants here in America. Egad, the horror! How dare they sell to their market just like every other business in existence.
Questioning the "simple business" logic of removing popular food items from your restaurant in a particularly diverse place does not a bigot make...
Of course not, but SOME boycotters will be doing so for pure bigotry. For example, I don't expect I'll ever have to stand next to Pamela Geller in a Subway line, and that is fine by me.
How did bigots come into play in this discussion? You don't like something, you move on. Unfortunately, Subway did not want bad PR from this community. How many Muslims go into Subway anyway? Why cater to a group? Order from the menu and shut up.
"Why cater to a group" I think is the first day of Business 101. Not telling customers to "shut up" is probably day 2. Subway is one of the largest chains in the world. I think they know how to do a market analysis. That's all this is.
I don't eat there anyway.
Seems kind of an odd choice to do this in religiously diverse or largely secular countries... if I really liked ham or bacon sandwiches and lived there obviously I'd go someplace else, but it's not like I'd be boycotting the place deliberately. They are a private business and can decide for themselves what to sell. Customers who don't like the menu can go elsewhere, and the shop can lose customers or change the menu. Everyone's free to do what they want.
Of course I will continue to eat there. It's not that I eat at Subway very often anyway, but I enjoy their sandwiches and will still have one whenever it sounds good and I have the money.
Subway is a business, and they have every right to make a business decision. If making halal food is good for their business, then there's no reason they shouldn't do that. Maybe they see a niche opportunity in the UK because, perhaps, this isn't something anyone else is doing. It's certainly understandable that they can only offer one or the other, with the restrictions there are on preparation. When was the last time anyone boycotted a kosher bakery or butcher shop? Same sort of thing from a business perspective, just a different set of rules. It's their decision, and I really don't understand what the uproar is all about.
Good answer. Personally I do not agree with their decision, I respect their decision. A business should be able to run their business as they see fit. Unfortunately, the US has the Obama Admin telling our corporations how to run their business. Sad
I don't eat at Subway anyway, so I don't suppose it would have an impact on their business if I boycotted them. However, as according to MY religion the eating of pork shows respect to my gods, I feel Subway is showing a bias here by cherry-picking what faiths they want to placate. It is a business; if the corp. execs don't want to eat pork, they don't have to, but I hope their pork-eating customers will show their disapproval by eating elsewhere.
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