The Russian company that has substituted McDonald’s restaurants has prohibited visitors from charging phones and taking photographs inside some of its locations, according to local media reports.
The brand is called as “Vkusno i Tochka” (“Delicious. Full Stop”) has posted written instructions on the restrictions, visitors at one location in central Moscow said.
A screenshot of the rules published by the outlet lists “photographs and videos without management’s approval” and the “use of electrical outlets” as banned activities.
As per the spokesperson of the ‘Vkusno i Tochka’, “The ban indeed exists, these are the business’ internal rules.”
They added, “It is related to safety and avoiding other visitors from being photographed.”
“Of course, we won’t stop people from taking photos or videos at the table, but if other visitors complain, we can take measures in accordance with the rules.”
McDonald’s sold its 850 restaurants in Russia in May over the invasion of Ukraine. Among other issues, the new owner has been battling a reported French fries shortage.
Fifteen of the rebranded “Vkusno i Tochka” restaurants reopened in Moscow in mid-June, followed by 200 more locations across Russia later that month.