A Muslim family has taken over hundreds of petrol stations across the United Kingdom and removed alcohol from its shelves.
Following the takeover, brothers Zuber and Mohsin Issa ordered for the removal of alcohol from sale from all the stations.
The petrol stations are part of the fast growing Euro Garages, which has 350 petrol stations across the country. The business worth £1.3billion and has embarked on an aggressive expansion plan which includes procurement of petrol stations previously run by the likes of British Petroleum, Esso and Shell.
Following the takeover, the new owners, who are one of Britain’s most successful Muslim families, have removed displays selling wine, beer and spirits.
While there have been suggestions that the ban was enforced for religious reasons, the company said it did not think it was ethical to sell alcohol to people who are driving.
Euro Garages has a partnership with a several household name brands, including Spar, Greggs, Burger King, Subway and Starbucks.
Considerable loss of sales and profit due to the decision of banning alcohol has not stalled the success of the company.
The company was founded by both brothers in 2001 with a single petrol filling station in Bury, Greater Manchester. Only 15 years ago they were working in a petrol station in Halifax, stock-taking and cleaning the toilets.
However, the brothers took a lease on a local garage with their combined savings of £5,000 and today they control a business with an appraised worth of nearly £1.3billion.
The decision sparked conversation across social media.