NEW YORK (Reuters) - It is acceptable to sell French fries that are not made in France, but a new lawsuit says it is not acceptable to sell potato skin snack chips that are not made from potato skins. TGI Fridays Sued For $5 Million Over 'Phony' Potato Skins Chips TGI Fridays Sued Your Potato Skins Chips Are Lacking...Potato Skins!!! A New York City woman on Wednesday sued TGI Fridays, in a proposed class … The private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners became majority owner of the Carrollton, Texas-based company in 2014. A Bronx woman is suing TGI Friday’s for $5 million, alleging that the chain’s brand of potato skin snacks are misleading in that they don’t actually contain potato skins. Lawsuit says TGI Fridays potato skins contain no potato skins. In 1974, T.G.I. Potatoes must be peeled, her suit says, to make these bagged snacks, so why are there no skins in them? Failla in July rejected most of her claims but allowed her to pursue common law fraud allegations against Inventure. TGI Fridays has no skins in the game, a new class action lawsuit alleges. Before a federal judge could decide whether it was fraud to call a snack “potato skins,” the remaining sides in a proposed class action lawsuit have settled, reports John O’Brien of Legal Newsline. In docs obtained by TMZ, she says potatoes are peeled and turned into something called "potato flakes," but the skins are never put back into the final product. Potato skins are still the most popular item on the T.G.I. Lead plaintiff Solange Troncoso says she paid $1.99 for a bag of TGI Fridays Sour Cream & Onion Potato Skins … Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; editing by Marguerita Choy. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. The plaintiff alleged that the actual potato skins appetizer from TGI Fridays "begins with a thick slice of a potato, including the flesh and peel of the potato… Please enter your email address below to receive email notifications when new posts are published. Lawsuit Says TGI Fridays Potato Skins Contain no Potato Skins. A spokeswoman for Melman declined to comment. TGI Friday’s was dismissed because it merely licensed its name and Utz was dismissed because it is only Inventure’s parent company. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. The New York Post reports that in the lawsuit, the woman said “she purchased a bag of TGI Fridays Sour Cream and Onion Potato Skins from a Bronx bodega for $1.99, but claims that she wouldn’t have done so had she known the product didn’t contain real potato skins.” Friday's invented the potato skins appetizer recipe that would also be copied by many in the following years. Slowdown in processing demand, restaurant closures during pandemic caused a drop in Canadian potato production, Pandemic measures dry up potato export market in the Kurdistan Region, Tasmanian Government confirms it will update potato import risk assessment, Idaho Potato Commission launches media blitz to boost holiday potato sales, New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority approves new herbicide Solento, Haith adds youth and experience to its team, Obituary: John Arbuckle, Scottish potato and raspberry farmer, Christophe Vermeulen to be the new CEO of Belgapom and director of FVPhouse, Bad news for the Canadian potato industry: Potato wart confirmed in Prince Edward Island, Research job opening: 'Getting to the roots of stress resilience of potato plants', New campaign to promote the benefits of the baked potato to Brits, Innovation in the air: How a visionary in Rwanda is growing potatoes sustainably with aeroponics, Seed potato exports from Canada's Prince Edward Island to the US halted; NPC CEO issues statement. Link/Page Citation By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) -- It is acceptable to sell French fries that are not made in France, but a new lawsuit says it is not acceptable to sell potato skin snack chips that are not made from potato skins. She said because of the packaging and because TGI Friday’s sells a potato skin appetizer at its restaurants, she was led to believe the snacks would contain real potato skins. Jonathan Stempel. Troncoso said she sued after paying $1.99 last June for a bag of TGI Fridays Sour Cream & Onion Potato Skins at a convenience store in the borough of the Bronx, where she lives.