Thursday, August 28, 2014

Russia closes some McDonald’s outlets

McDonald’s Restaurants is appealing a Russian court order to close three of its restaurants in Moscow as punishment for violating food safety regulations.

Two more McDonald’s restaurants have been closed, also for food-safety violations.

Russian businessmen claim it’s really the ruckus over Ukraine that is the reason for the closures.

The U.S. has imposed economic sanctions on Russia to pressure the it to pull out of the Ukraine and Russia has been retaliating with bans on importing meat and other foods from Europe, the U.S. and Canada.