It is possible that a new fast-food restaurant with a logo that is extremely similar to McDonald’s may be launched in Russia soon.
In Moscow, the closure caused massive traffic jams on the last days of operation, and some residents even stocked up on burgers in their refrigerators.
Russkoye Polye-Logistik LLC has now filed a trademark for a new brand known as ‘Uncle Vanya.’ Which will offer a menu extremely close to that of McDonald’s.
Russian lower house of parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin expressed his thoughts on McDonald’s decision to join other Western corporations that had ceased operations in Russia in reaction to the country’s invasion of Ukraine last week in a recent interview.
According to a report in the British newspaper the Express, Volodin told the lawmakers:
“McDonald’s announced that they are closing. Well, good, close down. Tomorrow there won’t be McDonald’s, but Uncle Vanya’s.”
According to the Independent, the Moscow municipal council has allocated 500 million rubles ($4.85 million) in grants to local fast food chains.
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