Update: Hindus, Muslims, and Vegetarians Sue McDonald's over Use of Beef Flavoring in Fries

March 26, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer


On March 26, 2003 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "McDonald's has 30 days to make payments, after a Chicago judge yesterday approved a final list of 23 vegetarian, Hindu, kosher and children's organizations that will split $10 million from the global hamburger hawker... Three Seattle residents -- a Hindu, a Sikh and a non-Hindu vegetarian -- were named plaintiffs in the suit and will receive $4,000 each, according to Seattle attorney Harish Bharti, a Hindu who filed suit against McDonald's in 2001. Hindus believe the cow is sacred and do not eat beef."