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·         McDonald’s to begin phased reopening in Kyiv

… While McDrive and dine-in restaurants will only open in October, three Kyiv restaurants will offer deliveries from Tuesday…

 

·         McDonald's Is Officially Reopening In Ukraine. Here's What We Know So Far

… After months of uncertainty, Ukrainians have now been given a date for when McDonald's will resume operations in the country: September 20…

 

 

McDonald’s to begin phased reopening in Kyiv

‘The reopening of the restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine will take place in stages over two months,’ fast food giant says.

 

By Wilhelmine Preussen, POLITICO

September 19, 2022

 

McDonald’s will begin to reopen its businesses in Kyiv this week, the fast food giant’s head of communications in Ukraine said Monday.

 

"The reopening of the restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine will take place in stages over two months," the statement on Facebook by Alesya Mudzhyri reads.

 

While McDrive and dine-in restaurants will only open in October, three Kyiv restaurants will offer deliveries from Tuesday.

 

Mudzhyri said that McDonald's is implementing enhanced procedures for the safety of employees and customers, saying that restaurants will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but will "close during air raid alerts."

 

With the reopening, the fast food giant is fulfilling a pledge it made last month to bring back employees despite the ongoing Russian aggression and restore "a small but important sense of normalcy."

 

McDonald’s had more than 100 restaurants in Ukraine before the Russian invasion, all of which were closed when the war began. According to a statement, the company has continued to pay the salaries of more than 10,000 employees...

 

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McDonald's Is Officially Reopening In Ukraine. Here's What We Know So Far

 

By Ree Winter, Mashed

Sept. 20, 2022

 

When McDonald's first opened on Russian soil in 1990, thousands lined up outside, waiting for a taste of the American food they'd heard so much about. According to Insider, the opening of a restaurant chain from a capitalist nation suggested that the Soviet Union was coming to an end. By the following year, this would come to fruition (via History).

 

Over the following 30 years, McDonald's continued to grow its outlets to 850 stores in Russia and 108 in neighboring Ukraine. When these nearly 1,000 locations closed this year due to the Ukraine-Russia crisis that started on February 24, some financial loss was expected. While the two countries represent just 2% of takings for the fast food giant, the loss is estimated at $127 million in inventory, leases, and continued employee salaries, per an article from Insider.

 

In August, reports outlined McDonalds' return to Ukraine, though it was unclear when the locations would reopen and how many would be affected. Thanks to recent news, Ukrainians now have some clarity about the future of McDonald's in their country.

 

After months of uncertainty, Ukrainians have now been given a date for when McDonald's will resume operations in the country: September 20. However...

 

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