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McDonald’s partially reopens restaurants in Ukraine

11 August , 2022  

The McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain is introducing a phased plan to reopen some restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine over the next few months, the chain’s press service reported.
“After lengthy consultations and discussions with Ukrainian officials, suppliers and security professionals, and in response to the request of our employees to return to work, we have decided to introduce a phased plan to reopen some restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine, where other businesses have safely resumed work,” Paul Pomeroy, Senior Vice President of McDonald’s International Markets Business Unit, is quoted in the message.
Over the next few months, the company’s team with partners will be working to restore food supply chains, prepare restaurants to serve customers, return the team and employees to the working environment, and implement enhanced procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of workers and customers, he said.
Pomroy pointed out that the Ukrainian market team headed by Yulia Badritdinova is working on the restoration tasks.
In Ukraine, the first McDonald’s restaurant was opened in Kyiv on May 24, 1997. Over 25 years, the company has invested about $350 million, transferred UAH 10 billion in taxes to the state budget, and donated UAH 124 million to charity.
To date, the network has 109 restaurants in 24 cities across the country.
Earlier it was reported that the restaurants of the network in Ukraine were closed on February 24 for security reasons. The company maintains a team of more than 10 thousand people, while continuing to pay wages. In addition, more than 700 tons of products were donated for humanitarian needs. Together with the Ronald McDonald House Foundation, McDonald’s initiated and implemented humanitarian aid programs to support Ukrainians. Ukrainian families have already received more than 75 thousand food packages, 26 hospitals have received assistance with equipment and medicines.
The network is being developed by FDI “McDonald’s Ukraine Ltd.”
According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs, MCD Europe Limited (100%, London, UK) is a FDI participant.