McDonald's Nixes Halal Food and More News

In today's Media Mix, getting rid of kid food, plus Paul Kahan plans new restaurant

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McDonald's Drops Halal: Only two restaurants in the McDonald's chain ever sold halal items, but after a lawsuit accused them of selling non-halal products as halal, McDonald's has nixed the halal chicken McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches. [USA Today]

Kids' Food: Necessary? Kids' food should really be no different from regular food, except nowadays the industry is filled with multi-colored marshmallows, ground chicken shaped like fish, and more monstrosities. The case against the kids' food market here. [US News]

Paul Kahan's New Restaurant: Chicago chef Paul Kahan, behind Blackbird, is working on a new Italian restaurant concept, focusing on seafood in the Thompson Chicago hotel. [Chicago Tribune]

Relaxed Food Trend: Fast food is starting to slowly merge with fast-casual restaurants, installing TVs and fireplaces to make it seem more "lounge-y." [TIME]

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But after a contentious lawsuit that accused the restaurant chain of selling non-halal items advertised as halal, McDonald's has yanked its Halal Chicken McNuggets and Halal McChicken sandwiches off the menu. The move brings to an end a unique product that made the two McDonald's restaurants popular with Muslims.