The Halal McDonald's
Update: Since writting the origibal post, ive been back a few times and have been dissapointed with the food, something has chnaged and its not the same anymore, i actually prefer MunchBox in Upton Park now. 13/09/2019
There has been a lot of new Halal places that I have discovered and blogged about, but none in the years I have been blogging have gone Viral and created as much hype as Bims. Bims is a fast food style burger joint that’s recently opened up in the Walthamstow area.
After posting about this place on my Instagram account, I was blown away with the popularity of my discovery and the way it spread. The next day after I posted there were queues of people waiting to try the food. So why is there so much hype?
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Okay people. For years we the halal foodie have been waiting for a halal McDonald's. Well, that day is finally here in the form of a new fast food chain from France 🇫🇷 @bims_uk . Bims is a fast food style burger joint that's recently opened up in the Walthamstow area. Pictured is the Big Tower Burger 4 beef patties, big mac style and its only £4! . If you swipe right you can see the £1 cheese burger! Yes a £1 burger. Its hard to complain about the price the taste is comparable to a McDonald's cheese burger . They have 2 styles of burgers as well, McDonald's grilled and flame grilled Burger King style burgers that cost a bit more. The place is small and similar to a chicken shop and it took a long time for my food to be ready (buzzer system). I waited 25mins for one tower burger and 2 cheese burgers. . Close to St James Street Station and there's a pay and display car park available near. . These burgers are the closest thing you will find to eating McDonald's halal in the UK (I think) I believe the beef is from France, no certificate available, status confirmed by owners. They also have exclusive drinks (with old pre sugar tax levels of sugar) like a 7up moijtio. . Although I was invited, I paid for my meal in full.
The Halal McDonald’s
This place does a £1 cheeseburger that tastes EXACTLY the same as a McDonald’s cheeseburger. When I first took a bite it reminded me of the classic McDonalds taste that I remember having when I’m aboard in places like Dubai, Malaysia, Turkey or other Muslim counties.
They have 2 styles of burgers as well, McDonald’s grilled and flame grilled Burger King style burgers that cost a bit more. The place is small and similar to a chicken shop
These burgers are the closest thing you will find to eating McDonald’s halal in the UK (I think) I believe the beef is from France, no certificate available, status confirmed by owners.
Be Ready to Queue
When I visited for the first time, I walked straight to the till and ordered, waited a while and got my food. The next day and since then, the waiting time is an average of 1 hour, there is also a limit to 2 burgers per customer. I was told by Bims themselves it was a direct result of my post!
When I visited, there were tables for seating, now its take away only. At the time of writing the venue is working on reducing wait times.
Why so Popular?
I think the fact that you can buy up to 5 burgers for the price of a typical Gourmet halal burger is a massive factor. It’s Cheap and it tastes like a McDonalds, granted, I don’t think its the quality of a burger that features in my top burger list, but people want something different. Is this a start of a new trend?
At the time of writing, there is a limit of 2 burgers per customer.
They also have exclusive drinks (with old pre-sugar tax levels of sugar) like a 7up Mojito.
So if you want to experience what a McDonalds burger, then head over to Bims to check it out!
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The Halal McDonalds
Opening TImes are changing WEEKLY so the best place to check is their Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/bims_uk/
Close to St James Street Station and there’s a pay and display car park available near.