Burger King Takes the ‘Ham’ Out Of ‘Hamburgers’ To Avoid Offending Muslims

Via Pluralist:

In a gesture of respect toward its Muslim customers in South Africa, Burger King is dropping the word “ham” from the names of hamburgers on its South African menu.

The practice will affect three items offered by the restaurant chain, the company said in a statement to Business Insider.

The “Double Spicy Hamburger” will now be known simply as the “Double Spicy Burger.” The “Triple Hamburger with Cheese” is now the “Triple Burger with Cheese.” Meanwhile, the “Hamburger King Jr” will now be known as the “Kids Burger.”

Burger King made the change in order “to be more respectful of” customers seeking halal items, according to the statement.

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