Welcome to McDonald's Russia
''McDonald's outstanding success in Russia is a tribute to our Russian employees, suppliers and of course our customers.''
George A. Cohon
Senior Chairman, McDonald's in Russia
It all started with a chance meeting between George Cohon, Senior Chairman, McDonald's Canada and a Soviet Olympic Delegation at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. It sparked fourteen years of negotiations, and culminated in the opening of the first McDonald's in Russia.
When McDonald's Pushkin Square restaurant opened on January 31, 1990 it broke McDonald's world wide opening day records for customers served. To this day, 12 years later, Pushkin continues to be the busiest McDonald's restaurant in the world.
OUR EXPANDED RESTAURANT OPERATION
McDonald's now operates 103 restaurants in Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Samara, and Kazan. Not only does McDonald's in Russia serve more than 200,000 customers every day, but, since opening on January 31, 1990, McDonald's has served more than 300 million customers and more than 66 million Big Mac sandwiches.
''We have proudly served millions and millions of customers to-date and are looking forward to working with our team of managers and crew to expand our operation to serve many, many more in communities across Russia in the future.''
President, McDonald's in Russia