Egyptian restaurant to stop selling pork-infused hotdogs

The Egyptian restaurant chain Soukal is set to stop offering its traditional hotdogs in a bid to curb the use of pork in cooking.

According to the Associated Press, Souk al-Qibah restaurant in the city of Ismailiya is set for the last day of its operation this month.

Soukal said it will be discontinuing its hotdogs and will replace them with other foods made with meat, according to the AP.

Soukal’s owner, Sheikh Hossam, told the news agency that the company decided to stop its pork-based hotdogs because of rising obesity rates in Egypt.