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2 Mich. McDonald's drop halal food after suit

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By JEFF KAROUB

DETROIT (AP) — The only two McDonald's restaurants in the United States that serve food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped doing so.

The fast food giant and a Michigan franchise owner agreed to a $700,000 legal settlement in April after a customer sued.

The fast-food giant said in a statement Monday that the locations in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population, no longer offer a halal McChicken sandwich or Chicken McNuggets "to focus on our national core menu."

The corporation says it takes into account "local and dietary preferences." Neither the statement nor a spokeswoman said whether the decision was related to the lawsuit.

The settlement is being shared by the customer, a Muslim-run Detroit health clinic, Dearborn's Arab American National Museum and lawyers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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