We have decided to put in place a phased plan to reopen some restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine, where other businesses have safely reopenedannounced the American fast food giant, in a letter from general manager Paul Pomroy, sent to employees and published on Thursday.
The group says it has made this decision
after extensive consultations and discussions with Ukrainian officials, suppliers and security specialists, and in view of the demand for our employees to return to work.
We have spoken extensively to our employees, who have expressed a strong desire to return to work and see our restaurants in Ukraine reopen, where it is safe and responsible to do so.specifies the boss of McDonald’s.
In recent months, the belief that this would support a small but important sense of normalcy has grown stronger. And Ukrainian officials have indicated that businesses resuming operations will support the local economy and the Ukrainian people.he added.
The decision was hailed on Facebook by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba:
mac returnshe wrote.
Work in wartime
The return of a large American company is above all a signal for international companies about the possibility of working in Ukraine, despite the warhe continued.
These are workplaces, taxes for Ukraine’s budget and the survival of our economy in times of Russian aggression. It is also part of Ukraine’s recoveryunderlined Mr. Kuleba.
McDonald’s teams go like this,
over the next few monthsstart working with suppliers, but also prepare the stores,
bringing restaurant teams and employees back to the site.
They will also work on
implement enhanced procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.
The margins of the fast food brand had been dented in the second quarter by the closures of restaurants in Ukraine, but also in Russia.
The group’s net profit had fallen by 46% to $1.2 billion.