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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

McDonald's to Belarus

MOSCOW () -- The McDonald's restaurant chain will add Belarus to its fast-food empire by the end of the year, a McDonald's representative said Wednesday.

Martin Knoll, head of McDonald's Vienna-based marketing department for Central Europe, confirmed a Tuesday statement by the Belarussian Trade Ministry that McDonald's will open four outlets in the Belarussian capital, Minsk, by January 1997. McDonald's plans to have 20 restaurants in Belarus by the year 2000, under a $25 million expansion plan, Knoll said.