Finnish fast food chain Hesburger will close its restaurants in Russia in April

Finnish fast food chain Hesburger will close its restaurants in Russia until the end of April, the company said in a press release.
“The doors of all Hesburger own restaurants will be closed in Russia from mid-April until the last day of April,” the statement said.
The chain previously planned to close restaurants in the summer.
Hesburger also has seven restaurants in Ukraine, all located in Kyiv, employees receive wages, the company looks forward to the return of peace to the country and the resumption of its work in Ukraine.
Hesburger currently has 38 restaurants in Russia (one already closed) and four restaurants in Belarus (expected to close in the summer).
The Hesburger brand is owned by the Finnish family company Burger-In Oy. Hesburger restaurants operate in nine countries: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Belarus. About 8,000 people work in the chain’s restaurants. In 2021, taxable sales in Finland amounted to 234 million euros, and abroad – 126 million euros, according to the company’s website.