Burger King opens in South Africa - with no bacon

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The company that gave America the Bacon Sundae opened with a big splash in South Africa - but no bacon.

Burger King South Africa CEO Jaye Sinclair says people lined up for hours at the weekend launch in the coastal resort of Cape Town.

But a few customers called Talk Radio 702 on Monday to complain there were no bacon dishes and ask why the company was catering to a minority. CEO Sinclair said the company respects South Africa's multicultural society and doesn't want to limit its customers.

Official South African statistics show that religious groups that do not eat pork here include 11 per cent of the 48 million people who belong to the indigenous Zion Christian Church, with Muslims making up 1.5 per cent of the population and Jews 0.2 per cent.

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