Dixy Chicken

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Dixy Chicken
Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Restaurants
Founded 1986; 32 years ago (1986)
Founder Mohammed "Mo" Chowdhury and Samuel Jackson (Meshoe)
Headquarters Solihull, Birmingham, England
Number of locations
150+ worldwide
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Shakeel Arshad
(Owner, chairman & CEO)
Products Fast Food
(chicken burgers • chicken • french fries • soft drinks • salads • desserts)
Parent SABT2 Ltd.
Website dixychicken.com
Dixy Chicken, Palmers Green, London

Dixy Chicken is a fast food chain that specializes in halal chicken. The company was founded by two British Pakistanis, who offered halal versions of products found in McDonald's and KFC. It is owned by an English company, SABT2 Limited. Dixy Chicken was founded in 1986, and has 110 outlets within the United Kingdom.

There are four in Syria, and one each in France, Norway, and Egypt, as well as India, Brunei, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

History[edit]

Dixy Chicken was founded in 1986 by Mohammed "Mo" Chowdhury and Samuel Jackson (Meshoe). In February 2008, it was taken over by the American chain Church's Chicken. In the end of 2008, it was acquired by Shakeel Arshad, the current owner.[1]

Food safety and hygiene[edit]

The Food Standards Agency lists hygiene ratings for the 73 outlets in the United Kingdom, and 39 have received 4 or 5 stars.[2]

In February 2012, after being open for just two weeks, an outlet in Staffordshire, was awarded two out of five stars on Staffordshire Borough Council's Rate My Place food safety inspection scheme, noting numerous issues including 'haphazard' refrigerated food storage methods, infected blood found on the packaging of some cheese slices, inadequate hot water supply and cooked chicken being stored below the required temperature of 63 °C.[3]

In 2014, the Dixy Chicken food chain had the worst hygiene record across the United Kingdom, a third of the outlets failed to meet "satisfactory levels" of hygiene,[4] and nearly half in London failed to meet satisfactory levels.[5]

A worker in a Birmingham branch was filmed washing their feet at in a sink, and another was shutdown and fined £10,000 after mouse droppings were discovered.[6][7] A branch in Hackney was also shutdown after a rat infestation.[8] Another in Luton was closed, due to a cockroaches in the kitchen.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dixy Chicken - Journey". Dixychicken.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "FSA Hygiene Ratings". Food Standards Agency. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  3. ^ Christina, Massey (2012-02-25). "New fast food business is told to clean up its act". Burton Mail. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  4. ^ Rosenbaum, Martin (30 July 2014). "Fast food chains with poor hygiene". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  6. ^ Lloyd, Matt (4 May 2014). "Washwood Heath takeaway owner fined £10,000 over mouse droppings". Birminghammail.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ Tyler, Jane (21 February 2014). "Video: Customer films man washing his feet in takeaway restaurant's kitchen sink". Birminghammail.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Stoke Newington take away ordered to close". Hackneyhive.co.uk. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]

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