You can still get a Big Mac in Russia, despite the fact that most of McDonald’s 800 stores in the country were purchased by a franchisee, closed and reopened under a new name. The restaurants are now called Vkusno & tochka, meaning “Tasty and that’s it” with new menu items, according to a Reuters report.
Other franchisees who didn’t sell their licenses remain open and selling McDonald’s signature burger, though under the name Bolshoi Burger, or “big burger.” The burgers seem to lack the signature sauce marking it as a Big Mac, however.
“Everything is changing,” a Russian store manager told Reuters.
The news outlet reports that the McDonald’s name and logo has been covered with white fabric at some locations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but McDonald’s bags and other paper good are still available at other locations.