MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. McDonald's restaurants that will close in Russia on March 14 may reopen in a month and a half, a source close to the company told TASS on Friday.
"According to experts, solving the problems that the company has faced may take about a month and a half, 45 days," the source said.
On Tuesday, McDonald's announced that it would temporarily close all its restaurants in Russia and suspend all operations in the Russian market due to events around Ukraine. Starting March 14, the corporation plans to suspend services at McDonald's restaurants throughout Russia, while the company's office and the Ronald McDonald House Charitable Foundation will continue to operate as usual. All employees, according to McDonald's, will remain with the company and continue to receive a full salary, as well as keep all current benefits and guarantees from the employer.
On Thursday, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said that domestic catering chains could replace about 250 McDonald’s restaurants closed in Moscow in about a year. According to him, 99% of food products in Moscow restaurants are from Russian suppliers.