Russian McDonald's to reopen under new name starting Sunday

Photo by: McDonald's
Photo by: McDonald's

(Moscow) -- Hundreds of McDonald's restaurants in Russia will soon be reopening under a new name.

The fast-food chain pulled out of Russia last month because of the Ukraine invasion, and announced it was selling its 800 locations to Russian businessman Alexander Govor.

On Sunday, the Russian McDonald's will be rebranded and the Golden Arches will be replaced with a new logo showing two fries and a hamburger patty. The new brand has not been named yet.

Sunday's reopening will start with 15 locations in and around Moscow. Govor says the remaining restaurants in Russia will reopen in two months.