Fast Food Halal Burger Joint Opens in Paris Suburb, Provides Jobs for Youth

August 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

On August 2, 2005 BBC News reported, "Parisian Muslims can now enjoy halal meals in an atmosphere that mimics US fast-food joints after BKM, or Beurger King Muslim, opened its doors. BKM has set up in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, where many locals are first or second generation Muslims from former French colonies. And half of the suburb's population of 28,000 are aged under 25, the Agence France Presse news agency reported. Beur is slang for a second generation North African living in France... Project manager Mourad Benhamid told AFP that BKM had provided 28 new jobs in an area where one in four people of working age are unemployed."