The the group's net profit had fallen, in the second quarter, by 46% to 1.2 billion dollars because of the war in Ukraine.
McDonald's announced Thursday that it has decided to gradually reopen some of its restaurants in Ukraine, kyiv and the west of the country, which had closed on February 24 during the invasion of the country by the invasion of the country. Russian army.
We have decided to put in place a phased plan for the reopening of certain restaurants in Kyiv and in western Ukraine, where d' x27;other businesses have safely reopened, the US fast-food giant said in a letter from chief executive Paul Pomroy, sent to employees and released on Thursday.
The group says it made this decision after extensive consultations and discussions with Ukrainian officials, suppliers and security specialists, and in light of our employees' request to return to work.
We spoke at length to our employees who expressed a strong desire to return to work and to see our restaurants in Ukraine reopen, where it is safe and responsible to do so, specifies the boss of McDonald's.
In recent months, the belief that this would support a small but important sense of normalcy has grown stronger. And Ukrainian officials have indicated that businesses resuming operations will support the local economy and the Ukrainian people, he added.
The decision was welcomed on Facebook by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba: Mac is coming back, he wrote.
The return of a major American company is above all a signal for international companies about the possibility of working in Ukraine, despite the war, he continued.
These are workplaces, taxes for Ukraine's budget, and the survival of our economy in times of Russian aggression. It is also part of Ukraine's recovery, Mr. Kuleba further stressed.
McDonald's teams have been doing this over the coming months, start working with suppliers, but also prepare stores, bring restaurant teams and employees back on site.
They will also work to implement procedures and enhanced protocols to keep our staff and customers safe.
The fast food chain's margins had been dented in the second quarter by restaurant closures in Ukraine, but also in Russia.
The group's net profit had fallen by 46% to $1.2 billion.