Ten McDonald's restaurants in Russia have suspended their operations after inspections conducted by Rospotrebnadzor as of October, the McDonald's press service reported on Wednesday.
"The operations of ten McDonald's restaurants were suspended after surprise inspections were conducted by Rospotrebnadzor. Some 200 inspections of McDonald's restaurants have now been initiated," the company said in a report.
Of the McDonald's restaurants that have suspended their operations, three are in Moscow, one is in Serpukhov, Moscow region, two are in Yekaterinburg, three in Volgograd, and one is in Sochi.
The press service said the court has issued a ruling on the further temporary suspension of the enterprises' operations.
"We disagree with the court ruling and we will contest it in a higher court," McDonald's said.
The world's biggest fast-food chain has over 35,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries, serving over 70 million customers daily. In Russia, McDonald's Corp. is represented by two companies: ZAO Moscow-McDonald's and OOO McDonald's. The McDonald's chain in Russia has over 430 restaurants.
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