This was reported by TASS with reference to a slide to the speech of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin at the superfinal of the Leaders of Russia management competition in Gostiny Dvor.


The network of affordable restaurants will continue to operate and develop.

With the support of the Moscow government, the new Russian owner will retain the existing network of fast food outlets, the workforce, the usual menu, and service standards,” the slide says.

As Sobyanin said, it turned out that “95% of all products, or even 98%,” that were used at McDonald’s, “are Russian products, Russian technologies.”

“Our chickens, our cutlets, our bread, our tomatoes and cucumbers, and we just need to put it all together, pack and sell it right,” he said.

Sobyanin expressed confidence that the restaurants would start working again, but under the Russian brand.

Earlier, the head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), Yuri Zubov, said that McDonald's in Russia could transfer the rights to trademarks owned by the company to the successor.