KFC 'misunderstanding' as staff refuse to supply hand-wipe during halal meat trial
Fast food chain KFC has apologised to a customer who was refused an alcohol-based hand-wipe at a restaurant trialling halal meat.
The chain said the incident at its outlet on Leicester's St George's retail park was due to a "misunderstanding" among staff, who reportedly told a diner the wipes could offend some Muslims.
Graham Noakes, 41, told the Leicester Mercury he was astonished after being informed the wipes could not be given out.
In a statement, KFC said alcohol-based hand-wipes were approved for use in all its restaurants, including those taking part in its halal trial.
The company added: "There was a misunderstanding at the store in question, but the wipes are now being used again.
"We're sorry for the customer's experience."