Moscow (Times Of Ocean)- Burger King says it cannot suspend operations at its restaurants in Russia because the main operators “have refused to do so.”
Restaurant Brands International has said it requested suspension but the major operator refused.
In a statement, Restaurant Brands International, a Canadian-American multinational fast-food company that owns Burger King, said the chain entered Russian markets 10 years ago and it has three joint venture partners in Russia, who “responsible for the day-to-day operation and oversight of the ~800 restaurants in Russia.”
“We have requested the suspension of Burger King restaurant operations in Russia but have been refused,” it said.
Russia-Ukraine war, which started on Feb. 24, has prompted international condemnation, financial sanctions against Moscow and an exodus of foreign firms from the country, including McDonald’s.