#AceSalesNews – MOSCOW: Dec.08 – McDonald’s said Monday its same-store sales in Russia were “very weak” last month, as a number of the fast-food chain’s outlets were closed this past summer after unscheduled checks by Russia’s food safety watchdog.
The fast-food operator reported declining November sales across all regions the fast-food chain serves. Sales in Europe fell 2% last month with a strong performance in the United Kingdom more than offset by “very weak” results in Russia and a slump in France and Germany, McDonald’s said.
Russia’s food safety watchdog launched a wave of checks of nearly 200 McDonald’s branches across the country in August. Several outlets were shut down in locations extending from Moscow to the Ural Mountains and from St. Petersburg to the south’s Stavropol region.