The reason for the temporary suspension of the work of the McDonald’s company in Kazakhstan was the termination of cooperation with Russian supplier companies and the exhaustion of stocks.
This was reported by Reuters with reference to sources.
According to the interlocutor, the company Food Solutions KZ LLC, owned by the well-known Kazakh businessman Kairat Boranbayev, and which owns a license to operate McDonald’s in Kazakhstan, started looking for suppliers in other countries because it stopped buying Russian products.
Another source said the company had to cut back on its menu in recent months and was running out of packaging materials imported from Russia. The spokesperson added that the licensee is now awaiting deliveries from other suppliers and plans to reopen its restaurants in December.
It is currently unclear at what level the decision was made to abandon Russian suppliers.
It is noted that Marr Russia, one of the Russian suppliers of the Kazakh company, said that it never worked directly with McDonald’s, but dealt with its Kazakh logistics partner HAVI.
It will be recalled that the McDonald’s company announced that it will temporarily suspend the work of all its restaurants in Kazakhstan from November 18 due to supply restrictions.