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Russian-owned successor of McDonald's opens in Moscow

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Thats kind of hilarious.

Russia has the non gmo healthiest burgers now.

I wonder what the new burgers are named ?

The invasion burger ?

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market economy.

good move.

enjoy your burgers rebiata.

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McPutin's?

The invasion burger ?

No-Freedom Fries- Blood Milk Shake

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You do realize that this is a defacto McD franchise owned by someone very close to the parent company. McDs also has the "right" to buy back within 15 years.

Expect to see the signs changed back to the golden arches in a couple of years.

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The logo is different, but still evokes the golden arches: a circle and two yellow oblongs — representing a beef patty and french fries — configured into a stylized M.

I wonder what justification was used to the use of an "M" for the logo, what it is supposed to represent?

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How they know they are not eating horse meat,they had scandal in our city,the restaurant was serving dog food

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The sanctions cost McDonalds and other exiting Western companies a fortune, the global economy is sliding courtesy of the ensuing inflation and the West will be rationing energy this winter if it cannot get enough from sundry Middle Eastern dictatorships. But as you can see from the photo it was all worth it - the Russian economy is collapsing, the people have returned to the Middle Ages, everyone is surviving on cabbage soup, and angry mobs are blaming Putin for it. No, wait...

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Good for them.

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GB,name where American consumer consume Vodka or Caviar on regular basis

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That's good news.

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They say Russian were scraping sugar off the floor,I bought 4 bags of chocolate chip chunk for 2 dollars, to put in cookies,I gonna buy some chicken breast for 5 dollars and whole cut up chicken for at 7.5 dollars at Heb

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Smart logo design, simplistic and distinctive.

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Hang on.

What happened to the pro fascist Russia posters who just weeks ago claimed McDonald's leaving Russia was "great news", since "Russians don't want such unhealthy American food" in their "healthy" Russian diet?

They seem to have changed the narrative, surprise, surprise.

BTW, the new logo is an almost direct copy of Mos Burger. Shame Russians seem to lack any originality, still looking to the developed, free world.

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Yes, good spot Fighto!, the logo design has be lifted and tweaked.

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It kind of makes me sick that they can all enjoy their hamburgers in the sunshine while their armed forces are destroying whole cities and killing civilians in Ukraine.

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It's a copy of McDonalds right now, but give it six months, and it will be whatever they let it turn into, while McDonalds around the world will move on and the rest of the world will get the variety. Russians will get their McCabbage burgers.

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I think MOS burger has a case of copyright infringement. That logo looks a lot like MOS burger's.

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theloniusToday 11:06 am JST

It kind of makes me sick that they can all enjoy their hamburgers in the sunshine while their armed forces are destroying whole cities and killing civilians in Ukraine.

let me ask your question-did you enjoy McDonald food while americans have killed many people in Yugoslavia,Afghanistan,Iraq,Libya and Syria?just wanted to know if that did not made you-sick...

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Probably be just like when McDonalds pulled out of Iceland and the McDonalds there were rebranded as 'Metro'...

Looks and tastes somewhat similar. But you can still taste that there is a difference in quality between the old and new products.

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"I wonder what justification was used to the use of an "M" for the logo, what it is supposed to represent?"

From Moscow Times: "The new logo design...features a red-orange circle and two orange lines — said to represent two French fries and a burger — against a green background.

"The green background of the logo symbolizes the quality of products and service that our guests are accustomed to,” the Sistema PBO spokesperson told TASS.

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Crises are times of opportunity.

Govor surely considers himself vry lucky, practically inheriting McDonald's business

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Smart logo design, simplistic and distinctive.

The logo is just a blatant copy of the Mos Burger logo. What are you talking about lol

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"I wonder what justification was used to the use of an "M" for the logo, what it is supposed to represent?"

mmmm tasty period?

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It kind of makes me sick that they can all enjoy their hamburgers in the sunshine while their armed forces are destroying whole cities and killing civilians in Ukraine.

Also stealing Ukrainian grain and destroying what they cannot steal.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/06/07/what-we-know-about-where-russias-stolen-grain-is-going/?sh=5a0d0ea456ce

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russian-attack-destroys-warehouses-major-ukrainian-commodity-terminal-governor-2022-06-07/

did you enjoy McDonald food while americans have killed many people in Yugoslavia,Afghanistan,Iraq,Libya and Syria?just wanted to know if that did not made you-sick...

Can't say I've ever enjoyed any kind of fast/junk food, whether or not the military of the country in which the owner of the company was born was engaged in military aggression. I do make a point of not buying food produced in such countries, as far as it's possible to ascertain.

Queueing for hours to spend money on junk? Life isn't long enough.

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McDonald’s list millions in revenue and very soon there will be price hikes in McDonald’s product globally! Already in Japan McDonald’s has been losing money instead of making a steady profit over the last 10 years and this trend will not change anytime soon! Through sanctions against Russia it seems that the Western countries are losing more than Russia and the life of each citizen in the West has taken more of a hit than the Russians! But let’s continue to make our lives more and more difficult and miserable through the rising cost of living until we reach breaking point by supporting these sanctions! Even the Ukrainian refugees have gotten more financial assistance than the usual Japanese in Japan from the tax payers money! When it comes to supporting it’s own citizens the Japanese government will make millions of excuses but when it comes to throwing money at other countries the pride themselves in doing so!

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Anyone else thought the logo looks like Mos burger’s?

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Potato burgers......yummy!

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I'll have a Big Vlad set.

The logo looks similar to Mos Burger.

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So the economies of the west are imploding while the Russias seems to moved along . Oh well you get what you wish for others .

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Putin burger comes with secret ingredient special operation sauce.

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Vkusno-i Tochka. Has a nice ring to it.

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Yrral

Today 09:08 am JST

How they know they are not eating horse meat,they had scandal in our city,the restaurant was serving dog food

Ok first Horse meat is healthier than beef, it also is not cheap.

The dog food thing is fake!

Check the price of a can of dog or cat food, you can buy real human can food cheap,

You can buy junk cuts of meat for half the price of dog food.

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McDonald’s posted a $7.5 billion profit last year. I seriously doubt the loss of a few franchises in Russia is going to hurt them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/27/business/mcdonalds-earnings.html

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Alex

Today 05:47 pm JST

So the economies of the west are imploding while the Russias seems to moved along . Oh well you get what you wish for others .

The day the west started talking about economic embargo, etc..I pointed out it was a waste of time!

How many years has almost no resource Cuba been under embargo? How many years has Iran been subject to embargoes?

Look they both are still going and haven't collapsed.

Now we are trying the same failed thing or Russia a country that is nearly 100% self-sufficient!

Did anyone one think this thing out before of was it jump in head first without looking or thinking!?

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1glenn

Today 05:40 pm JST

Potato burgers......yummy

Actually yes very yummy.

Usually mashed potatoes mixed with minced meat or salmon made into paddies covered with flour fried in a pan.

You can eat like that or in a bun.

Amazing what can be done with a potato.

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FFS..... McDonalds has not pulled out of Russia! Its just a new logo and "transfer" ahem ahem of "ownership" to its largest franchise owner with a buy back clause nicely tucked in. McD s were making 13% of their profits in Russia and Ukraine before the troubles so of course they will be back... 2 years 3? 5 tops!

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FFS..... McDonalds has not pulled out of Russia! Its just a new logo and "transfer" ahem ahem of "ownership" to its largest franchise owner with a buy back clause nicely tucked in.

If they still own it, why would they need to buy it back? You started out saying McDonalds had not pulled out of Russia, then posted something to prove they have.

The more time that McRussians diverges from McDonalds, the more the McRussians will be eating the McBorcht burger, and won't get any of the current McDonalds stuff.

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Oh well you get what you wish for others .

You mean Putin will get what he wishes for Ukraine, ie destruction and oblivion?

I hope so.

Slava Ukraini.

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The logo is just a blatant copy of the Mos Burger logo. What are you talking about lol

No, it is a copy of the Marriott Hotels logo. Seeing as how Marriott still operates in Russia one wonders if Marriott will sue for trademark infringement?

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