McDonald's successor in Russia intends to reopen whole chain in Sept
MOSCOW. June 27 (Interfax) - Fast food chain Vkusno i tochka (Tasty and that's it), formerly McDonald's in Russia prior to change of owner, is planning for all of its restaurants to reopen in September.
"I want them to open as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we're having certain difficulties with packaging and with certain ingredients that we are currently successfully resolving. But this all requires a certain amount of time, and it's probably likely that we'll see that the doors of all our enterprises will be fully open sometime in September," Vkusno i tochka CEO Oleg Paroev said at a press conference in Moscow on Monday.
Out of more than 850 restaurants, 142 have begun operating, including "the first enterprise under the new brand that never worked under the McDonald's brand" opened in the Moscow region, Paroev said.
"We have very big development plans not only to open all of our enterprises, and there are more than 850 of them in the country, but also to open a large number of new enterprises. You have all probably heard that we want to grow the number of our enterprises to at least a thousand in the course of four to five years, and a very large number of new enterprises will open in Moscow," he said.