18 Nov 2022 10:24

McDonald's resumes operations in Lutsk and Khmelnitsky

MOSCOW. Nov 18 (Interfax) - McDonald's is resuming the operation of its restaurants in Lutsk and Khmelnitsky, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to the company's information.

The McDonald's Lutsk restaurant, designed to serve 340 guests simultaneously, operates at the Port City entertainment and shopping center at 43, Sobornosti Avenue, while the McDonald's restaurant in Khmelnitsky is located at 2, Starokostyantinovskoye Highway.

The restaurants are currently operating in line with updated security protocols. In particular, they will not operate during air raid alerts and will reopen an hour after the alert is called off. Nor will they operate during power outages.

As was reported earlier, McDonald's started gradually reopening its restaurants in Ukraine on September 20, 2022. As of November 11, fifty-seven McDonald's restaurants across Ukraine were operating.

Before February 24, the McDonald's chain in Ukraine numbered 109 restaurants in 24 cities.

McDonald's closed its restaurants in Ukraine for safety reasons on February 24, 2022. The company supported its team of over 10,000 employees by continuing to pay them wages. In addition, it donated over 700 tonnes of its products worth over 70 million hryvni from its warehouses and restaurants for humanitarian purposes.

The company's chain in Ukraine is developed by McDonald's Ukraine Ltd., an enerprise with foreign investments. The first restaurant in the country was opened in Kiev on May 24, 1997.

According to the unified state register of legal entities and private entrepreneurs, the only owner of McDonald's Ukraine Ltd. is MCD Europe Limited (100%, London, UK).