Domino's bans bacon at halal-only store

Domino's Pizza has caused controversy by turning one of its stores into a halal branch, with no ham or bacon toppings.

Some customers are angry that the Hall Green branch in Birmingham will no longer serve pork products, arguing that by limiting menu choice, the company is discriminating against non-Muslims.

A spokesperson for Domino's has defended the policy, adding that the company thought "long and hard" about the decision and concluded that there is "naturally more demand" for halal pizzas in the area, which is predominantly Muslim.

The store franchisee Abdul Mumtaz said that the store was launched "following huge demand from the people of Hall Green".

Regular favourites without pork are still on the menu, as are special halal toppings such as spicy beef sausage, roast and tandoori chicken, halal pepperoni and halal cured turkey. The store has been accredited by the Halal Food Authority and is the first to offer halal-only pizzas.