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McDonald's temporarily closes 850 restaurants in Russia, nearly 2 weeks after Putin's forces invaded Ukraine

By HatetheSwamp
March 8, 2022 11:51 am
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McDonald's, citing "the needless human suffering unfolding in Ukraine," announced Tuesday it will temporarily close 850 locations in Russia. The decision came nearly two weeks after Russian forces invaded its ex-Soviet neighbor.

CEO Chris Kempczinski wrote in a letter to franchisees and employees that the chain will pause all operations in Russia. However, it will continue to pay its 62,000 Russian employees, and its Ronald McDonald House Charities will continue to operate.


Little slow on the draw but, welcome to the party, Ronald.

It's likely that Ronald McDonald may turn out to have had a bigger role in some sort of defeat of Vladimir Putin than the Roaring Bear from Delaware.


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