Why Did Nearly 200 Subway Restaurants Just Take Bacon Off Their Menu?

Bacon — is there anything edible that’s better than bacon?

And is there anything better at Subway than adding a couple of slices of bacon to an already great footlong?


Subway patrons in the UK may no longer have that option. Subway UK has kowtowed to the demands of  a few, to deprive precious bacon from the many.

Fast food giant Subway has removed ham and bacon from almost 200 outlets, and switched to halal meat alternatives in an attempt to please its Muslim customers.

It has confirmed turkey ham and turkey rashers will be used instead in 185 of its stores, where all the meat will now be prepared according to halal rules.

The chain, which has around 1,500 outlets across the UK, explained its decision by saying it had to balance animal welfare concerns with ‘the views of religious communities’.

It’s the view of a specific religious community. There are other religious communities that may not eat pork products, but they haven’t gone around demanding that no one else be allowed to eat those products. Muslims have. In 185 Subways in the UK, they have won.

To me, this seems pretty simple. Subway should continue to offer bacon if it sells. If you don’t want to eat bacon, you don’t have to. In fact, let me know and I’ll be happy to take it off your hands.

These are words to live by.



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