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4 First American pizzeria in USSR

First American pizzeria in USSR

Posted on February 26, 2017 by tim


In late 1980s you could meet a real American food truck on the streets of Moscow. It had a brand name “Astro Pizza” and it was a first example of American fast food coming to Moscow during “Perestroika”. Soviet people lined up in long lines wherever they saw this “Western miracle” on Moscow streets. The price for one pizza was 1.25 rub which was pretty expensive you could eat a big meal in regular Soviet cafeteria. Let’s see more on this truck:

People were willing to take photographs – young and old.

The truck itself had American registration plates on it.

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4 Responses to “First American pizzeria in USSR”

  1. Douglas says:

    Generally its Russians that own these fast food franchises. They also employ many Russians. Most all of the suppliers, bread, meat, cheese and vegs, etc., are inside Russia. So when you see a McDonald’s or KFC in St. Petersburg, you are actually looking at a Russian business.

  2. Chris says:

    Does anyone know what type of pizza they served?

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