Russians Served Moldy Hamburgers in McDonald’s Replacement Restaurants

Dissatisfied customers posted images of the rotted food on Telegram.


  • An attempt by a new restaurant chain to displace McDonald’s in Russia has failed miserably, with one patron experiencing a terrible dining experience.
  • In reaction to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the US fast-food behemoth closed its locations there.
  • The unsettling photos show mold growing on hamburger buns. The reports claim that further clients have claimed to have discovered bug legs within the pork patties.

Customers have reportedly been given moldy hamburgers at the fast-food outlets that took over for McDonald’s in Russia.

In reaction to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the American fast-food behemoth closed its locations there.

Customers at the new Vkusno & Tochka restaurants—whose name means “tasty and that’s it” in Russian—have reportedly started posting pictures of their meals on social media.

Ksenia Sobchak, a well-known person in the political rival to the Putin government and a Russian tv personality, published the images on her Telegram chat channel.

“Vkusno & Tochka offers mouldy hamburgers,” said Sobchak.

They don’t exactly uphold McDonald’s standards, at least in terms of product quality control. At least three instances of burgers supplied to customers today with moldy buns have been documented, she alleged.

When McDonald’s sold its 700 restaurants to Vkusno & Tochka’s owners, the senior executives of the new business pledged to improve the eating experience for patrons.

Oleg Paroev, formerly the CEO of McDonald’s Russia before being named the new head of the company, asserted that on June 12, the chain’s first day, it sold a record 120,000 hamburgers.

Russian customers, however, are chafing at the sight of these dissatisfactory meals, based on their response on social media.

Others have criticized the available cheeseburgers for being devoid of cheese.

Others also complained that the melty cheese they received had expired.

I don’t think it is Ok if you detect mold, one client said on Telegram.

Someone remarked, “Guys, figure it out. You don’t need to poison them.”

According to a chain representative who talked to Newsweek, they contacted the manufacturer for more information and disposed of the impacted items since “product quality and safety is our first concern.”

A little more than 30 years ago, soon after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Golden Arches made their premiere in Moscow.

Although trademark rules prevent the new company from offering Big Macs or McFlurrys, it still has access to many of the same ingredients needed to create the menu items’ typical dishes.

Mr. Paroev stated that the Big Mac’s removal from the menu “does not benefit us.”

“Our customers will become familiar with the new name and understand that is at a “Tochka” rather than a “Mac,”