In response to the latest round of anti-Russian sanctions, the Kremlin is closing down some American businesses operating in Russia. McDonald's was the first American company that opened in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and now it's under fire. The Russian authorities closed down several McDonald's fast food chains in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities, citing "unsatisfactory hygiene conditions". Apparently, these McDonald's chains all of a sudden failed the Russian hygiene standards, after consistently satisfying them for years. The irony here is that most McDonald's places in Russia are not even owned by Americans but by local Russian businessmen, since it's a franchise business. Yet the Kremlin thinks that McDonald's is associated with the US, and thus needs to be shown the door. We wonder when they will start banning iPhones and Windows, since they are also evil American products?
Perhaps McDonald's in Russia could survive by integrating with Russia more. Let's Russianize McDonald's in any possible ways. Some examples are - show new Russian McDonald's menu including Russian products symbols, turn any Russian places into McDonald's restaurants, dress up any famous Russians as Ronald McDonald, etc.
McDonald's openly admitted that their service deteriorated... the reason being - too many items added on the menu too fast. Adding new Quarter Pounders, Egg White Delight McMuffins, Premium McWraps, and blueberry pomegranate smoothies between Match and July seriously complicated the operations of the restaurants and slowed down their service, said the burger giant's spokesman. The result is the lowest customer satisfaction in 15 years, according to the survey of 14,000 McDonald's customers.
Design a new McDonald's menu with some edible or inedible items.
This year McDonald's celebrates the 40th anniversary of its mascot Ronald McDonald. The original McDonald's mascot (from 1940 till 1968) was a man with a chef's hat on top of a hamburger shaped head, named Speedee.
The amount of McDonald's advertisement spendings over the years of operation is second to no other business in the world. Ronald McDonald is recognized by 96% of pre-school kids in the United States, which is the highest recognition after Santa Claus.
Show what life would be like if McDonald's ruled the world. Some examples are: design new menu items for McDonald's, new advertising posters, give McDonald's theme to movies and paintings, turn any famous places into McDonald's restaurants, turn celebrities and politicians into Ronald McDonald or make them work at McDonald's, etc.
Here's a good example.