As McDonald's pulls out of Crimea, Burger King plans to moves in

April 10, 2014

About a week ago, McDonald's announced it was suspending operations in Crimea amid the Russia conflict over the peninsula. The chain cited supply issues as reason for withdrawal.

This week, various news outlets in the region reported that Burger King plans to expand into Crimea.

"We are planning to open in Crimea, but I cannot say when exactly it will happen or how many outlets the company will have," Burger King Russia CEO Dmitry Medovy told Itar-Tas.

The Moscow Times said Burger King has about 200 units in Russia and first opened there in 2010.

McDonald's operated three restaurants in Crimea before last week's news broke.

Topics: Equipment & Supplies , Franchising & Growth , International , Operations Management

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