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      McDonald's to open vegetarian restaurants

      NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's is opening what could be some of its first vegetarian restaurants.

      The world's biggest hamburger chain says locations in India will serve only vegetarian food, reflecting customer preferences there. It did not say when the restaurants would open or how many there would be.

      McDonald's says its kitchens in India are already separated into sections for cooking vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and restaurants there do not sell any beef or pork.

      They also have menu items that cater to local tastes, such as the Maharaja Mac, a Big Mac made with chicken patties. McDonald's says local franchises in India and other regions may already serve only vegetarian food.

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