For some reason today people think that a company exists to virtue signal, and not to make money.
Take the fast-food behemoth McDonald’s for example. The company makes burgers, and earns billions of dollars in the process. Now, activists want them to change their business model to appease a small percent of the population.
When asked why their London branch did not serve food that met Halal standards, McDonald’s simply responded that it didn’t make financial sense to change things up:
“Hi, we conducted a Halal trial a few years ago and learnt that Halal certified food is only popular with a very small percentage of customers. Given it would require significant changes to our kitchen procedures and supply chain, we have no plans to offer Halal food in the UK.”
Twitter users were quick to weigh in on McDonald’s decision to keep things the way they are:
Once upon a time McDonald’s had two Halal branches outside of Detroit, but the company was sued by members of the “religion of peace” for allegedly failing to consistently ensure the food met the standards of Islamic law.
So, you see, the company TRIED to appease these people, but it didn’t matter. They end up getting sued for making the effort.
Here’s the thing: if your religion makes you have a certain silly diet, then make your own damn food. You don’t hear catholics bitching during lent (but you do see a lot of filet-o-fish commercials).
Don’t want food that is against your religion? Fine, go someplace else. It’s that simple.
Of course, when you come from a culture that says “do what we say, or die,” I guess I understand the frustration. It’s hard hearing “no”.