5 Jul 2022 20:34

McDonald's partially reopens in Kazakhstan

ALMATY. July 5 (Interfax) - The fast food chain McDonald's has re-opened some of its restaurants in Kazakhstan, the company stated on Tuesday.

"We are gradually opening doors to our visitors in every city where we are located," the statement said.

The restaurants were temporarily closed due to a technical fault on the part of the fiscal data operator (OFD) Kazakhtelecom, it said.

According to the Kazakhtelecom website, on Monday July 4, the company was carrying out technical work on the OFD portal, which was completed later on that day.

The McDonald's chain in Kazakhstan is owned by well-known oligarch Kairat Boranbayev.

In mid-March this year he was arrested on suspicion of massive embezzlement in the quasi-public sector.

The 55-year-old is one of the richest men in Kazakhstan and related to the country's first president Nursultan Nazarbayev: his daughter was married to Nazarbayev's grandson Aisultan.