Muslim man sues Little Caesars, claiming 'halal' pizza was a lie
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 27, 2017,
May 27, 2017, 13:13
A Muslim man is suing Little Caesars Pizza for $100 million after he said he was given and accidentally ate a pizza containing pork pepperoni, despite ordering halal pepperoni.
Halal is the Muslim equivalent of Judaism's kosher, and requires that meat be prepared according to Islamic guidelines, such as reciting a prayer while the animal is killed.
As for the lawsuit, it was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court in which the attorney revealed that the first incident of pork being served in boxes labeled "Halal" happened on March 20. The boxes were labeled "halal", but the pies inside were topped with regular pepperoni.
"It's really upsetting", Moughni told the Detroit Free Press.
Moughni said his client wondered how many others had unknowingly eaten pork pepperoni from the restaurant. "Especially during Ramadan, it would be a travesty if Muslims ... in Dearborn bought pizza from Little Caesars and discovered they were eating pork".
Little Caesars has not yet commented on the lawsuit. On that day, Bazzi who was a home with his wife ordered pizza from the outlet.
He also said his wife was a Catholic who converted to Islam and could taste that it was pork.
"One, either they are careless, reckless disregard for people's religious belief and whenever it gets busy they can't keep up with the workload and hand them the non-halal pork telling them it's halal", Moughni told RT.
A Little Caesars statement says the chain "cherishes our customers from all religions and cultures" and believes the lawsuit is "without merit".
In the United States a Muslim has filed a lawsuit against the pizzeria that sold him the pizza with sausage pork disguised as Halal.
Bazzi filed a police report against the location, saying he was defrauded. The lawsuit alleges that Bazzi received a pork pepperoni. Bazzi secretly recorded the conversation.
Halal meat has been at the center of high-priced lawsuits in the past. "The pork itself is forbidden", Moughni said.
Named as defendants in the suit are Little Caesars Pizza, Little Caesar Enterprises Inc., a manager named Denise and two unnamed employees.
"You told her to put the sticker on there, I have no idea, I'm like no, we only take orders because it was your order and you said you wanted a pepperoni, so we said OK", said the store's manager, according to court documents.
The lawsuit claims breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and fraud.