McDonald’s to Reopen Some Branches in Ukraine


US fast food company McDonald’s wants to reopen some of its restaurants in Kyiv despite the Ukraine war. “After lengthy deliberations and discussions, we have a phased plan to resume operations in some restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine,” the company said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday.

It said work would be carried out in the coming months to restore the supply chain and prepare restaurants that had been closed since the start of the war on February 24.

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The political leadership in Kyiv reacted quickly to this news.

The head of the presidential office, Andrey Yermak, posted the French fries and hamburger emoji on Twitter along with the Ukrainian flag.

Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba called the reopening plan a “political decision” and said millions of Ukrainians yearn for the Big Mac.

After Russia launched its invasion on 24 February, several international companies left the country.

McDonald’s has completely abandoned its business in neighboring Russia.

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