Russia Shuts Down Four Moscow McDonald’s
No more Mr. Nice Guy for Vladimir Putin. From now on, Muscovites will have to get by on kasha, kalduny and borscht instead of Big Macs and fries.
Russia’s consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, has shut down all four Moscow McDonald’s, including the restaurant at Pushkinskaya Square which, at one time, was the largest McDonald’s in the world. Rospotrebnadzor blamed the shutdowns on “multiple violations of sanitary norms . . . detected in the sourcing of food and waste disposal in McDonald’s restaurants during inspections carried out between the 18th and 20th of August.” The agency said the other 430 McDonald’s franchises in Russia are under investigation.
Russia Today reports that the closings are “a shot across the bow . . . amidst an escalation of sanctions between Moscow and the West.
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