A French council has lodged a complaint against a fast food chain that serves only meat that conforms with Islamic dietary laws at a local branch.
The mayor of Roubaix, in northern France, said the halal menu constituted “discrimination” against non-Muslims.
The branch in Roubaix is one of several restaurants at which the chain, Quick, took non-halal products and pork off the menu in November.
The move has triggered the latest row over France’s Muslim minority.
Several deputies from French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party have condemned the move, while Marine Le Pen, a vice-president of the far-right National Front, warned of “Islamisation”.