Oct 3, 2023

Ukraine war: Burger King still open in Russia despite pledge to exit

Burger King remains open as usual in Russia despite the brand's owner pledging to leave more than a year ago. David Shear, RBI's president, said in March 2022 that Burger King's main operator in Russia had "Refused" to shut the outlets following the first attacks on Ukraine. The spokesperson for RBI said the company was refusing new investment and supply chain support, and had not made any profits from Burger King in Russia since early 2022. While Burger King remains open for business in Russia, its biggest rival McDonald's, which corporately owned most of its restaurants, has managed to leave the country. Mr Kolobov previously told the BBC he does not have the "Authority or power" to stop Burger King operations in Russia and that any closure must be approved by all investors in the business.

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