28 Mar 2023 12:35

McDonald's reopening five restaurants in Odessa

MOSCOW. March 28 (Interfax) - McDonald's is reopening five of its restaurants in Odessa, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 28.

As at all other McDonald's restaurants in Ukraine, expanded security rules will be in effect at the fast-food chain's restaurants in Odessa, Ukrainian media said, citing the company's press service.

The company expects to see heightened demand within the first few days after reopening, so at first there will be limits on the number of visitors inside the restaurants in order to avoid large crowds.

Like the McDonald's restaurants which reopened in the capital Kiev and Ukraine's western regions in September 2022, the restaurants in Odessa will offer a shortened menu, which will include the main items of the McDonald's menu. The menu will be enlarged as supply chains are restored and warehouses' capacity is increased.

Several more restaurants are expected to reopen in Odessa in early April and in Dnepropetrovsk at the end of April, the press service.

The fast food chain is being developed by McDonald's Ukraine Ltd. The first McDonald's restaurant in Ukraine was opened in Kiev on May 24, 1997.

As reported, McDonald's began to gradually reopen its restaurants in Kiev on September 20, 2022. Before February 24, 2022, McDonald's had 109 restaurants in 24 Ukrainian cities.

As of March 27, the number the fast food chain's outlets which resumed operation in Ukraine stood at 67, including 43 of them in Kiev.

According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs, MCD Europe Limited (100%, London, UK) is a party to the McDonald's Ukraine Ltd. foreign investment company.

The charter capital of McDonald's Ukraine Ltd. totaled 901.801 million hryvni as of December 2021.