McDonald’s Celebrates 15 Years
Published: September 14, 2011 (Issue # 1674)
The first McDonald’s restaurant to open in St. Petersburg marks its 15th anniversary this month.
The first branch of the American fast food chain was located on Kammennoostrovsky Prospekt on the Petrograd Side. There are currently 46 McDonald’s restaurants in Russia’s northwest, including 38 in St. Petersburg, five in the Leningrad Oblast, two in Veliky Novgorod, and one in Kaliningrad. Before the end of the year the company plans to open seven more restaurants in the region. All tolled, the fast food giant’s restaurants serve more than 85,000 consumers across the region daily.
The first McDonald’s outlet opened in Moscow 20 years ago, serving a record-breaking 35,000 customers on its first day. Since then the company has gone on to open a whopping 278 McDonald’s restaurants across the country that serve about a million patrons a day.