U.K. Subways Drop Bacon and Ham from Menu to Comply with Halal By Andrew Johnson May 1, 2014 12:09 PM http://i.***************/i/pix/2014/04/30/article-2616576-0D86CC96000005DC-418_634x478.jpg Nearly 200 Subway restaurants across the United Kingdom no longer serve bacon or ham, and will instead serve only halal-prepared meat in an effort to â€œbalance the values of many religious communities,â€ according to the **********. Some 185 participating locations will replace the pork products with turkey versions, and notify customers of their compliance with the Islamic practice of preparing meat with signs reading, â€œAll meats are Halal.â€ A Subway spokeswoman told The Blaze that the menu option is part of an effort to â€œmeet consumer demand in each locationâ€ and is not taking place in all of Subways in the U.K. (there are about 1,500 nationwide). â€œThe growing popularity of the Subway chain with the diverse multicultural population across the U.K. and Ireland means we have to balance the values of many religious communities with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare standards of animals,â€ she said. The company has been changing its locationsâ€™ menus to comply with halal restrictions since 2007, the spokeswoman said, adding that getting rid of pork products at these restaurants was not a â€œsuddenâ€ change. Halal preparations include requiring that the animal be slaughtered by someone who invokes the name of Allah before slitting the animalâ€™s throat. All blood must be drained from its veins, among other requirements. _________________________________________ How long before this starts to happen in the U.S.?