June 01, 1996



First drive-thru

McDonald’s has opened Moscow’s first drive-thru fast food restaurant. Drivers on Leningradskoye shosse, the main road to Sheremetyevo II international airport, can now experience the three-window system of purchase, similar to that in many Russian shops, from behind the wheels of their cars — they drive up to order, then go on to pay, then receive their meals. The restaurant, which expects half its customers to be motorists,  has a decor to match, with toy vintage cars in display cases and automobile cut-outs along the walls.

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