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I tried the menu at the new McDonald's in Russia and it tastes pretty much the same as before

Added 06-26-22 10:14:01am EST - “I put the cheeseburger, fish burger, fries, chicken nuggets and sundae to the test at the "new" McDonald's in Moscow and found some familiar flavors.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “I tried the menu at the new McDonald's in Russia and it tastes pretty much the same as before”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

There is one restaurant in Moscow that every single Muscovite seems to know and have eaten at: the flagship McDonald's on Pushkinskaya Square, where thousands lined up for hours for a taste of the West when it first opened in 1990. 

In March, following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, McDonald's suspended operations in Russia and the legendary restaurant closed its doors. 

But the venue was so symbolic that when a Russian investor reopened it earlier this month, promising to serve food that was "the same, but better," people lined up again. 

McDonald's is called Vkusno i Tochka, which means "tasty and that's it". The place that had represented Russia's openness to the West now underscored its sudden isolation. 

So it seemed strangely fitting that just a few hours before moving out of the country, after five years as a Moscow correspondent, I made this one of my last meals in Russia.

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