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Russians Are Trying To Sell Big Macs Online For $36

Claire Reid

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Russians Are Trying To Sell Big Macs Online For $36

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Russians are attempting to sell Big Macs and other McDonald’s items online with huge markups after the fast-food giant closed more than 800 restaurants in the country. 

Numerous adverts for McDonald’s food have popped up on classified advert website Avito, and most of them come with pretty massive price tags. 

One Moscow-based McDonald’s customer posted an advert for a Big Mac for sale for around £27.50 - or $36. The usual price for a Big Mac in Russia would be around 135 roubles - or roughly £1/$1.

Credit: Avito
Credit: Avito

Meanwhile, a McDonald’s breakfast - including McMuffins, potato pancakes and some sauces - was on sale for around £13.81 ($18). This advert has since been taken down, so the seller has either had a buyer or a change of heart.

Someone else was attempting to flog a McDonald’s Package for almost £400 ($520) - the advert didn’t reveal the contents of the bag, but did promise ‘great quality’.

The adverts come after McDonald’s announced the temporary closure of its restaurants in Russia, with CEO Chris Kempczinski citing the ‘unspeakable suffering to innocent people’ in Ukraine.

In an email that was shared on Twitter, he said: "The conflict in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis in Europe has caused unspeakable suffering to innocent people.

Credit: Avito
Credit: Avito

"As a System, we join the world in condemning aggression and violence and praying for peace. Our number one priority from the start of this crisis has been – and will remain – our people."

The CEO noted there are 'many considerations' to take into account including the 62,000 employees in Russia who have 'poured their heart and soul into our McDonald’s brand to serve their communities'.

Kempczinski assured McDonald's employees in Russia will continue to receive their salary and that the company is prepared to support 'all three legs of the stool in Ukraine and Russia'.

In response to the news, Russians scrambled to their nearest McDonald’s to try and get one last meal before they closed their doors.

Footage shared on social media showed huge queues, stretching until to almost one kilometre, outside some Drive-Thrus. 

Other photos showed desperate Russians lining up around the block on foot, waiting it out in blisteringly cold temperatures for a cheeky Big Mac.

f you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Topics: McDonalds, Food And Drink, Russia

Claire Reid
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