RUSSIA. Global burger chain McDonald’s has opened at Russia’s second-busiest airport, Moscow Domodedovo.
The franchised restaurant is managed by Rost LLC, a subsidiary of Rosinter Restaurants Holding PJSC, a leading operator in the family restaurant segment in Russia.
McDonald’s is located on the second floor in the public area of Domodedovo’s main terminal, which services both international and domestic flights. The interior design of the restaurant uses a modern, bright concept and is equipped with four self-service terminals.
“McDonald’s is one of the most recognisable global brands, which explains its continued popularity in transportation hubs where guests are airline passengers from all over the world,” said Rosinter Restaurants Senior Vice President, Business Development and Management at Transport Hubs Margarita Kosteeva.
“We are pleased to continue our fruitful cooperation with the brand, which we are developing as a franchisee. McDonald’s at Domodedovo is our fourth unit in a Russian airport.”
Expanding the F&B offer
Domodedovo Airport PR Director Daria Korshunova added: “We are expanding the offer for airport guests, where there are about 60 food points already. With the advent of McDonald’s – which adheres to high international quality standards and guarantees a minimal serving time – we can offer travellers extra speed and convenience.”
To date, about 9,000sq m of commercial space has been allocated for F&B but the airport expects this to increase. Rosinter Restaurants’s share of the catering segment has been rising too, with McDonald’s becoming its fourth food location opened by the group at the airport. The other brands are American Bar and Grill (AmBar), Italian restaurant Il Patio and TGI Fridays.
Rost LLC first began rolling out McDonald’s franchises at railway stations and airports in Moscow and St. Petersburg from March 2012.