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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 25: McDonald's crew member Samantha Medina prepares french fries as the McDonald's restaurant stock price reached record territory on April 25, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The company continues to beat expectations and credits changes to its menu and other new initiatives it has launched. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Have you ever wondered why people are so addicted to McDonald’s french fries? We finally have to answer.

According to the website Foodbeast.com, the reason that McDonald’s fries are addictive is because they’re coated in beef flavoring.  That makes them activate your “umami” taste buds along with your salt taste buds, which hooks you.

By the way, that also means the fries aren’t vegan-friendly.  Not because that beef flavor comes from beef . . . no, that would make too much sense.  It’s because the beef flavor comes partially from milk.