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  McDonalds pay up for non-veggie chips
Updated 05 June 2002, 14.26
McDonalds
McDonalds have made the most expensive french fries ever, after they agreed to pay almost 7m to some unhappy customers.

The customers bought the french fries and hash browns thinking they were vegetarian - but they weren't.

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McDonalds: the apology
McDonalds used beef fat to cook them without telling anyone, which meant vegetarians and Hindus - who don't eat beef - were eating things they didn't want to.

The fast food chain revealed the payment on their website and also said sorry to "Hindus, vegetarians and others" for wrongly describing their fries and hash browns as vegetarian in the US.

More cases to come

Some of the people who wrongly bought the food went to court against McDonalds, and the money is part of a deal to make them drop their court case.

Lots more people in America aren't happy that McDonalds was wrongly labelling some of its food and the company has still got more court cases to fight.

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