McDonald’s resumes operations in Ukraine, Indian franchise unveils new managing director

UKRAINE- American multinational fast food chain McDonald’s has reopened its restaurants in Ukraine which were shut down due to the ongoing war with Russia.

The American fast food business temporarily shut down its more than 100 stores in Ukraine, citing worker safety in February following Russia’s invasion.

“In recent months, we’ve become convinced that our reopening will return a small, albeit important, sense of normalcy to Ukraine,” Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s senior vice president said.

“Ukraine’s leaders have said that returning to work is the best way for foreign companies to support the local economy and the Ukrainian nation.”

McDonald’s is carrying through with its commitment to restore “a small but important sense of normalcy,” which it first expressed in August when the fast-food franchise shared plans to open the restaurants.

At the time, Paul Pomroy said employees had expressed a “strong desire” to return to work after many fled the country and others joined the military.

McDonald’s eateries in Kyiv and western Ukraine will reopen over the course of the following two months.

According to Ms. Mudzhyri’s article, eateries that reopen in October will be able to serve patrons both in-person and through drive-through windows.

The eateries are scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but they will close during air raid warnings to give staff and patrons time to seek refuge in surrounding buildings.

McDonald’s India- North & East Region gets new MD

McDonald’s India- North & East Region has promoted its Chief Operating Officer, Rajeev Ranjan as managing director.

According to McDonald’s, Rajeev will take over as MD immediately and will oversee all daily operations for all corporate functions as well as the overall responsibility of fostering growth in the North and East region.

Rajeev joined the company in 2020 as Senior Director and was named the Chief Operating Officer in 2021.

He will continue to report to Mr. Sanjeev Agrawal, Chairman, McDonald’s India – North and East.

Rajeev has previously worked at YHS, Coca-Cola, Marico, ITC & Aditya Birla Group in Route to market Operations, Business Transformation, Projects and Supply chain roles in India, China, and South East Asian geographies.

“In the last two years, we have embarked upon a significant transformation involving many changes in the business. I am confident that in his expanded role, Rajeev will continue to build on the key brand attributes,” shared Agrawal.

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