McDonald's Nixes Halal Food and More News

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

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

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]


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.