How Many Burger King Restaurants Are There In Russia?
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How Many Burger King Restaurants Are There In Russia?

Vincent Ralph March 9, 2022

Burger King is one of the biggest fast-food chains on the planet and they have a significant number of restaurants in Russia. Some of the largest brands around have reacted to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine by pulling out or temporarily closing their door. But Burger King has attracted criticism for thus far keeping their Russian stores open.

McDonald’s, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Starbucks are just some of the huge names to make a stand. So will Burger King follow suit? Only time will tell.

By closing doors and refusing to sell their products in Russia, global brands are doing their bit. No matter how small. And we can expect others to follow suit in the days ahead.

Russia’s invasion shows no signs of stopping; despite the vast majority of countries and companies around the world condemning the attack.

As of March 9th 2022, Burger King were yet to close their stores in Putin’s country.

How many Burger King restaurants in Russia?

There are currently 550 Burger King locations in Russia. That is a significant number and it would be a telling move if they followed their fast-food rivals and closed their doors.

As reported by Forbes, Burger King has 12,300 restaurants across the globe. In short, they are a true powerhouse of fast-food.

However, while McDonald’s has closed all 850 outlets in Russia (along with 108 in Ukraine), Burger King remains open for business.

Burger King’s history in Russia

Russia’s first Burger King opened in capital city Moscow in 2010. It was part of the company’s latest global expansion, with restaurants also arriving in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and more.

The company has come a long way from its first forays into the foreign market way back in 1969. It is now synonymous with fast-food.

Time will tell if it follows the lead of others and makes its only personal stand against Russia’s deplorable actions.

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Vincent Ralph is Senior Managing Editor at GRV Media. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Greenwich and later completed his NCTJ in Newspaper and Magazine Journalism while studying in Cornwall. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years. He joined GRV Media in 2014, working his way up from football writer to a senior member of staff. After two years as Managing Editor of Rousing The Kop and The Boot Room he became Senior Managing Editor of new student website Freshered. Vincent is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and his second novel is also a USA Today bestseller and the winner of the Southern Schools Book Award.