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Invasion of Ukraine, McDonald’s and Starbucks in Russia temporarily closed


Russian invasion of Ukraine causing effects to several restaurant outlets. Call it McDonald’s, Starbucks, until Pepsi reported that it would temporarily close.

Russian invasion of Ukraine took place on February 24, 2022 and is still rolling until now. Russia decided to attack Ukraine because the current leader of its neighboring country is closer to the West and wants to be part of NATO, as quoted from CNBC Indonesia (3/3).

The existence of the invasion made the parties Russia enforce several policies. Especially on products originating from the United States.

Reporting from ABC News (9/3), many fast food restaurant outlets with global brands that are US companies announced that they were temporarily suspending business in Russia. These global brands include McDonald’s Starbucks, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and many others.

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Their side suspended it temporarily in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. McDonald’s President and CEO Chris Kempczinski echoed, “We mean (stopping business) means we can’t ignore the unnecessary human suffering in Ukraine.”

Although temporarily closed, this giant fast food restaurant based in Chicago, United States will still pay its 62,000 employees in Russia. Because they have put their heart into working at McDonald’s. The closure of McDonald’s in Russia will last for an indeterminate period of time.

“The situation is very challenging for a global brand like ours, and there are many other considerations,” Kempczinksi wrote in an open letter to all McDonald’s employees in Russia.

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Likewise, Starbucks will temporarily close its 130 stores in Russia. Starbucks Russia, which is under the Alshaya Group, will continue to pay 2,000 Starbucks Russian employees. This was stated by Kevin Johnson as President and CEO of Starbucks in an open letter to all employees.

Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo did the same. Both announced that they were suspending their business in Russia.

McDonal’s felt a heavy financial impact. Unlike Starbucks, KFC, Piza Hut whose locations in Russia are owned by franchisees, McDonald’s owns 84% ​​of stores in Russia. Not only in Russia, but as many as 108 McDonald’s restaurants in Ukraine have also temporarily closed.

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