Russian chains may replace the three McDonald's restaurants whose operation in Crimea has been suspended by the company, Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said.
"Russia has a lot of its own cafe chains, including fast food, and they can promptly take this niche," he said.
People will not notice that McDonald's has left the public catering market, he said. "I think this situation will not reflect on the public catering market in Crimea. McDonald's did not have a big representation here. It only had two restaurants, in Yalta and Simferopol," Temirgaliyev said.
The company McDonald's Ukraine Ltd. (Kiev) reported on Thursday that the operation of its restaurants in Crimea had been temporarily suspended beginning on April 3 for reasons outside of the company's control.
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