McDonald’s says it will leave Russia completely – IOTW Report

McDonald’s says it will leave Russia completely

Following a temporary shut down of more than 800 restaurants in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, McDonald’s has announced it will leave Russia altogether following a three-decade run in the country. 

The fast-food burger chain will sell its Russian business – citing the war in Ukraine and the subsequent “unpredictable operating environment” as reasons that led the company to “conclude that continued ownership of the business in Russia is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values.”

Once the sale of the company’s Russian businesses is finalized, the chain restaurants in Russia will be “de-Arched,” meaning the locations will no longer be permitted to use the McDonald’s name, logo, or menu. The company says its employees will continue to be paid until the transaction closes and that they will have “future employment with any potential buyer.” more

19 Comments on McDonald’s says it will leave Russia completely

  1. McD’s is primarily a REAL ESTATE company. 50 barney rubles says they sell the companies but keep the land so they can continue to collect the lease.

    Plus…..a buyback option once things mellow out.

  2. But they’re still doing business in China, right? Despite unleashing Covid on the world, and the brutal unnecessary lock-downs, and the Uigher and political dissident incarceration, slavery, sexual exploitation, and organ harvesting, and the financial enslavement of the Third World via Belt-and-Road, and the massacring of its citizens with tanks in a public square — McDonald’s is still cool with China after all that, right?

  3. Wokeness and doing government bidding is more important than profits. McD’s leaving Russia is almost as stupid as BP leaving over $30 Billion behind in Russia, literally 1/3 of their entire market cap.

    NOT doing business and NOT making profits or collecting revenue is NOT in the best interest of shareholders. They should all be sued, gutted, and whatever lawyers don’t take divvy up amongst shareholders. If we have any resemblance to a capitalist economy that’s exactly what would happen. Need any more proof we’re actually socialists?

  4. This is ‘temporary’ propaganda designed to fuel anti-Russian sentiment.

    Trust me, the “arches” may be gone, but the “golden” rubles will still pour in.

  5. Yeah, maybe one of the surviving Russian oligarchs will buy it (six are recently dead for some reason) and rename it to something like “McIvan’s” after Ivan The Terrible (who was crazy but, hey, historically very Roosky). And instead of a doofus, read-headed American clown for a marketing mascot, they’ll have a hairy-chested, bearded Russian factory worker standing on top of the restaurants holding mockup of a Satan II missile (or something similar, use your imagination).

  6. It’s been nearly 40 yrs since I’ve eaten at McD’s. They could leave the planet and I wouldn’t notice if it wasn’t shouted out in the media.

  7. I think it’s already called Uncle Vanyas’. Something about the arches sideways make sense in russian spaz talk.

    But yeah…..shame about those rich dudes. What an amazing set of repeated coincidences.

    .:Colombo turn: “one more thing before I go. Assassinating foreign national civilian non combatants isn’t covered by the Covert Action Statue. Something about it only being legal when used against terrorists posing an imminent threat. I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about and no one will come under prosecution for war crimes.”

  8. So, where will the poor Russkies go when they get constipated?

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  9. To the Clowns at Mikey D’s

    What about China???
    Does McDonald still support the CCP Uyghur Work Concentration camps?
    Do they support involuntary human body organ harvesting from Living people?
    Frauds and fakes, @Burr, McCynic is correct about the real estate company too…
    Frauds and fakes

  10. After McDonald’s announcement, millions of Russians stopped protesting about the bad food their gov’t allows to be sold.

  11. Why doesn’t Russia confiscate US companies and their land? If the US is giving money to Ukraine to fight them. Then why not. Italy took possession of yachts that Russian citizens own.

  12. Putin just loves your idea, but he’s already doing it. He say thank you & Please support your local commie pervert.

  13. “Russia is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values.”

    I admit I can’t keep up with whose woke and who isn’t. I don’t eat at McDonalds, nor do I have any stock in McDonald’s. I think McDonalds sees the handwriting on the wall with food and the logistics of getting it to their restaurants in Russia. War can be the excuse, but I believe it goes deeper than that.

    Have they made Ronald McDonald into a faggot, or a tranny yet? Ronald is almost there with that red hair of his, but you can still tell he’s a MALE.

  14. Tim – FJB May 17, 2022 at 6:02 am

    So, where will the poor Russkies go when they get constipated?

    Taco Bell?

  15. McDonald’s main value is to make tons of profits. They’ll be back in Russia when the smoke clears. This is all just cheap theatre for ignorant leftists to swallow.

    They opened their first outlet in Russia back in 1990 when it was still the Soviet Union, our big enemy during the cold war. This was just a few years after their Afghan misadventure, after they had shot down a Korean (or Japanese) airliner, proxy wars in Africa, and decades of threats against western Europe and America. Nothing stopped McDonald’s in 1990 from doing business in Russia.

    It’s so phony.

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