Georgy Kamnev names three negative factors posed by foreign fast food chains
Penza, 15 December 2015. PenzaNews. Georgy Kamnev, first secretary of the CPRF regional committee, deputy of the Penza region Legislative Assembly, has posted his reaction to the upcoming opening of the third McDonald’s fast food restaurant in the region, and named three negative factors characteristic for foreign fast food chains.
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“Foreign fast food chains pose at least three negative factors: first – they affect people’s health; second – they are using mostly imported foods rather than Russian; third – they funnel the money they got here abroad,” Georgy Kamnev wrote in his Facebook page on Tuesday, December 15.
According to the leader of the Penza Communist Party branch, Russia needs to create profitable conditions to develop its internal fast food chains, along with gradually introducing sanctions against foreign companies.
The McDonald’s fast food chain plans to open another restaurant in Penza in Arbekovo residential area.
There are currently two McDonald’s restaurants operating in the city. Both of them are located in the downtown – on Lenina square and on Suvorova street.
McDonald’s has over 520 fast food outlets throughout Russia. Its first restaurant in the country opened on 31 January 1990 on Pushkinskaya square in Moscow.
According to company’s reports, in 2014, 20 Russian restaurants were ranked among the McDonald’s top 100 worldwide in sales volumes, and 25 were also included in the company’s top 100 in overall order quantities.