McDonald’s will begin to reopen its businesses in Kyiv this week, the fast food giant’s head of communications in Ukraine said Monday.
“The reopening of the restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine will take place in stages over two months,” the statement on Facebook by Alesya Mudzhyri reads.
While McDrive and dine-in restaurants will only open in October, three Kyiv restaurants will offer deliveries from Tuesday.
Mudzhyri said that McDonald’s is implementing enhanced procedures for the safety of employees and customers, saying that restaurants will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but will “close during air raid alerts.”
McDonald’s had more than 100 restaurants in Ukraine before the Russian invasion, all of which were closed when the war began. According to a statement, the company has continued to pay the salaries of more than 10,000 employees.
McDonald’s also suspended operations in Russia in March, where it had 840 restaurants, and sold most to a local licensee in May.