McDonald’s has gone through many challenges. One of their major challenges was to get a working McDonald’s into the newly freed Russia. Three obstacles they had to face were: picking the right foods, managers having to take the right classes in order to be able to work in a McDonald’s, and confusing packaging. Picking the right foods were hard because the potatoes in Russia were very small and petite. They had to mix the standard French fry potatoes with the Russian potatoes to make the perfect potato to keep in the Russian farms. There was confusing packaging because all of it was written in Russian and the people who handled it were all American. It was very hard at first but eventually, they made it happen through interpreters. All of the managers had to take classes on managing McDonald’s restaurants. It was very difficult because the country was still getting out of a communistic state. The managers probably didn’t know how to even manage because the government usually did all of the managing for them. Many common Russians got jobs as cashiers with little or no knowledge of what to do.At the opening, there was a large crowd. People from everywhere wanted to see ‘the first McDonald’s in a communistic country like Russia.’ Over 200 employees eagerly awaited the first day’s work. All of the floors had been mopped and pamphlets of what McDonald’s served were beginning to circulate amongst the crowd. The crowd anticipated the arrival of a new beginning as the ribbon was being cut. This was the first day of a new beginning.