MOSCOW — Five fast-food outlets capable of dishing up pastries, pizza and American-style "khamburgeri" to 500 people per hour will open in Moscow this year, a newspaper reported Friday.
The paper, Soviet Russia, said that Muscovites are impressed with reports of quick and tasty meals available in the United States but that the first snack bars here will be built under contract with companies from Italy, Austria and Sweden.
The first outlets, which the newspaper said are "only the beginning," will be located at the city's busiest squares--at two train stations and three subway stations.
"They will be roofed pavilions with three or four automatic meal-serving conveyor lines catering for 500 people an hour," the newspaper said. "Food will be supplied to the eating places ready-made and will only have to be warmed up."
The article gave few details of how the outlets would operate, but they apparently will be run by Soviets.