McDonalds to stop preparing food according Islamic tradition, following Mich. lawsuit

The only two McDonald's restaurants in the nation serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped doing so after a $700,000 legal settlement.

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" and apologizes for any inconvenience. Neither the statement nor a spokeswoman said whether the decision was related to the lawsuit launched with a customer's complaint.

McDonald's and a franchise owner agreed to the settlement in April. It's being shared by the customer, a Muslim-run Detroit health clinic, Dearborn's Arab American National Museum and lawyers.