Is KFC Halal or Haram?

KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is one of the most popular fast food franchises in the UK & the States with thousands of stores serving delicious fried chicken and other beloved food. Many similar franchises do not offer halal ready food.

But the question is KFC’s meat halal or haram amongst Muslims?

What is the KFC official statement?

KFC has more than 900 restaurants in the UK and almost 4000 in the USA alone.

Is KFC Halal or Haram in the UK?

KFC guarantees halal prepared food in 130 UK’s restaurants. Those 130 stores are accredited and are being audited by the Halal Food Authority, who ensures the standards of KFC halal restaurants.

To conclude, yes, KFC’s meat is halal in the UK; however, not every restaurant is. You can check which restaurant is Halal certified on KFC’s website here: https://www.kfc.co.uk/halal

Which KFC is Halal in the UK?

Not all KFC’s in the UK are halal. This is a full list of KFC restaurants that offer halal meat and gravy in the UK.

  • 1B Frontier Park, Frontier Avenue, Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Chaloner Street, Liverpool, Merseyside
  • 201 Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire
  • 35 Cuthbertson Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City
  • 104-106 Renfield Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City
  • 437A Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City
  • 128 Borough High Street, Southwark, Greater London
  • 149-151 Praed Street, Paddington, Greater London
  • Ings Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • 208 High Road, Wood Green, Greater London
  • 311 Mare Street, Hackney, Greater London
  • 1 Tower Hill Terrace, City of London, Greater London
  • 161 Kilburn High Road, Brent, Greater London
  • Towcester Road, St. James Retail Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Axletree Way, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, West Midlands
  • 7 Keighley Retail Park, Hard Ings Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire
  • Northside Retail Park, Stonegate Road, Unit 1, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Leeds Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Extra Services A46/A6 Cross Over, Birstall, Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • 4A Leyton Mills, Marshall Road, Walthamstow, Greater London
  • 92 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, Northwest England
  • Meadowbank Retail Park, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • 28 Docks Way, Newport, South Wales
  • Deepdale Retail Park, Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire
  • 75-77 Queensmere Road, Slough, Berkshire
  • 687 High Road, Ilford, Greater London
  • 15 Broughton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Queens Road, City Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • 23 South Road, Southall, Greater London
  • 192 Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, Greater London
  • 97 Streatham High Road, Lambeth, Greater London
  • Teeside Park Drive, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
  • 71 Tottenham Court Road, Camden Town, Greater London
  • 15 Union Street, Bristol, Southwest England
  • 3-4 The Broadway, Haringey, Greater London
  • 511 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Market Street, Manchester, Northwest England
  • 128 Baker Street, Marylebone, Greater London
  • 433 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, Northwest England
  • 73 Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire
  • 216 Colne Road, Burnley, Lancashire
  • Cape Hill Retail Park, Cape Hill, Smethwick, West Midlands
  • 3 Chapter Way, Merton, Greater London
  • Austin Drive, Coventry, Warwickshire
  • 11-17 Church Street, Croydon, Greater London
  • Railway Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  • 175 Earl’s Court Road, Kensington & Chelsea, Greater London
  • 380 Edgware Road, Paddington, Greater London
  • Festival Heights Retail Park, Greyhound Way, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • 288 Seven Sisters Road, Hackney, Greater London
  • Blue Mall, Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • 382 Helen Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City
  • 187 Soho Road, Birmingham, West Midlands
  • 374 High Road, Harrow, Greater London
  • Lloyd Road, Manchester, Northwest England
  • Wycombe Retail Park, Ryemead Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Centre 27 Business Park, Bankwood Way, Batley, West Yorkshire
  • 37 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham
  • 37-41 High Street, Leicester, Leicestershire
  • London Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • 140 Cowley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • 5781 Wallhead Road, Kingsway Retail Park, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • 436 High Road, Brent, Greater London
  • 29 Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey
  • Osmaston Park Road, Derby, Derbyshire
  • 5 Elk Mill Centre Retail Park, Royton, Greater Manchester
  • 81 Haley Hill, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • 4 George Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Pollackshaws Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City
  • 590 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, Greater London
  • 8 Claps Gate Lane, East Ham, Greater London
  • 357 Green Street, Newham, Greater London
  • 31 Woodgrange Road, East Ham, Greater London
  • 406 Bethnal Green Road, Poplar, Greater London
  • 158 Fore Street, Enfield, Greater London
  • Station Road, Ferry Island Retail Park, Tottenham, Greater London
  • 1 Cavendish Parade, Bath Road, Hounslow, Greater London

Which KFC is Halal in London?

You can find the highest number of hala KFC restaurants in London within the UK. Here’s a full list of halal restaurants:

  • 128 Borough High Street, Southwark, Greater London
  • 149-151 Praed Street, Paddington, Greater London
  • 208 High Road, Wood Green, Greater London
  • 311 Mare Street, Hackney, Greater London
  • 1 Tower Hill Terrace, City of London, Greater London
  • 161 Kilburn High Road, Brent, Greater London
  • 4A Leyton Mills, Marshall Road, Walthamstow, Greater London
  • 687 High Road, Ilford, Greater London
  • 23 South Road, Southall, Greater London
  • 192 Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, Greater London
  • 97 Streatham High Road, Lambeth, Greater London
  • 71 Tottenham Court Road, Camden Town, Greater London
  • 3-4 The Broadway, Haringey, Greater London
  • 128 Baker Street, Marylebone, Greater London
  • 3 Chapter Way, Merton, Greater London
  • 11-17 Church Street, Croydon, Greater London
  • 175 Earl’s Court Road, Kensington & Chelsea, Greater London
  • 380 Edgware Road, Paddington, Greater London
  • 288 Seven Sisters Road, Hackney, Greater London
  • 374 High Road, Harrow, Greater London
  • London Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • 436 High Road, Brent, Greater London
  • 590 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, Greater London
  • 8 Claps Gate Lane, East Ham, Greater London
  • 357 Green Street, Newham, Greater London
  • 31 Woodgrange Road, East Ham, Greater London
  • 406 Bethnal Green Road, Poplar, Greater London
  • 158 Fore Street, Enfield, Greater London
  • Station Road, Ferry Island Retail Park, Tottenham, Greater London
  • 1 Cavendish Parade, Bath Road, Hounslow, Greater London

Is KFC Halal in the USA?

This is where it gets a bit tricky with KFC’s halal status. In the USA, most of the chicken is technically prepared according to halal standards as most of the producers have the technology for this.

However, KFC’s non-compete policy does not allow franchises to specifically advertise themselves as halal or to obtain a halal certification. This is essentially due to preventing franchises from having an extra edge while competing with their peers.

KFC sources chicken from both halal and non-halal sources. In the U.S., almost all of the chicken is technically halal as most of the suppliers are large enough to maintain the standards.

However, to prevent franchises from trying to get a competitive advantage, it does not allow franchisees to advertise they offer halal chicken or to obtain halal certification.

Conclusion – KFC is Haram or Halal?

KFC being one of the most popular fast food restaurant chains around the world has to cater for people of all religious beliefs in order to compete. Islam and Muslim consumers are no exception – KFC does provide halal options; however, not every restaurant will offer halal food – most of the places are haram. 

It becomes even more complicated in the states where KFC restaurants are not advertised as halal.