When did McDonald's open their first store in Moscow?
It was George Cohen, (head of McDonald’s Canada) who started an almost impossible dream of introducing a McDonald’s hamburger in Russia. It took 12 years of efforts and finally in April 1988, he convinced the officials of Moscow that McDonald’s can be set up in Russian culture. McDonald’s finally entered into the Soviet Union on January 31, 1990
This flagship store is located in Moscow’s Pushkin Square, and it has 28 cash registers with seating capacity for around 700 customers. The McDonald’s in Russia broke the record for inaugural sales in McDonald’s history serving more than 30,000 customers on the first day itself.
The Pushkin Square McDonald’s is the world’s busiest McDonald’s restaurant serving more than 20,000 customers daily.
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