After spurning Russia, McDonald's unveils its reopening plans in Ukraine
After shuttering for six months, McDonald's has plans to reopen its restaurant chains in Kyiv (Ukraine's Capital), away from the frontline of the ongoing war. This comes after it famously pulled out of Russia, citing a "humanitarian crisis" and an "unpredictable operational environment". McDonald's had over 800 stores and more than 60,000 employees in Russia before the invasion.
After consulting about 10,000 Ukrainian employees, who were still paid regardless of the restaurant chain's closure in February, McDonald's Corporate senior vice president of international markets welcomed the move as it would lead to a positive step towards normalcy.
The reopening will be taken up in a phased manner, with the restoration of supplies along with the steady arrival of employees leading to location stability as well.