|Wholly owned subsidiary|
|Founder||Mohammed "Mo" Chowdhury and Samuel Jackson (Meshoe)|
Number of locations
(Owner, chairman & CEO)
(chicken burgers • chicken • french fries • soft drinks • salads • desserts)
Dixy Chicken is a fast food chain that specializes in halal chicken. The company was founded by two British Pakistanis who offered a halal version of products found in McDonald's and KFC. It is owned by a company in England named SABT2 Limited. The company was founded in 1986, and has 110 outlets within the UK. There are four in Syria, and one each in France, Norway, and Egypt.
Dixy Chicken was founded in 1986 by Mohammed "Mo" Chowdhury and Samuel Jackson (Meshoe). In early 2008 it was taken over by the American chain Church's Chicken. In late 2008, it was acquired by Shakeel Arshad, the current owner.
Food safety and hygiene
The Food Standards Agency lists hygiene ratings for the 73 outlets in the UK and 39 have received 4 or 5 stars.
In 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.
In May 2016 the manager of the location at 258 Rainham Rd S, Dagenham, a suburb of London was recorded taunting and bullying a disabled elderly man and spitting in his food as he tried to eat. This recording was posted on YouTube and has since gone viral.
- "FSA Hygiene Ratings". Food Standards Agency. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
- Christina, Massey (2012-02-25). "New fast food business is told to clean up its act". Burton Mail. Retrieved 15 May 2012.