Skip to comments.As McDonald’s exits, Burger King plans expansion into Crimea
Posted on 04/12/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Burger King is hoping to annex Crimeas fast food fans after rival McDonalds closed its outlets there.
Burger King Russia told local media that it is planning to open in Crimea, but cant say when exactly it will happen or how many outlets [it] will have.
The company currently has around 200 restaurants in Russia, second to McDonalds 300 plus.
McDonalds said it wasnt politics that led it to close its three restaurants in Crimea, but the suspension of necessary financial and banking services which meant it had no choice.
McDonalds may reopen once Russia has set up its own national payment system.
Multi-national companies see lots of profits in Crimea. The tourist season is looming there.
Putin is all about Whoppers.
McDonalds sends in the clowns.
and will be known there as Burger Czar —
“Excuse me, but I must go to where even the Czar goes on foot.”