AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Members of Maine's congressional delegation are asking a fast-food chain to use Maine-grown potatoes for their french fries in two locations in the state.
U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud have written to the owners of Five Guys hamburger franchises in New England and urged them to use Maine potatoes at a restaurant in Portland and a new location scheduled to open in Bangor.
The three officials say using Maine spuds would cut transportation costs and result in fresher food. They say a growing number of consumers in Maine and around the country insist on locally grown foods.
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