Supermac’s commits to increased spending on Irish produce
Ireland's popular fast-food chain SuperMac's has confirmed its expansion plans for 2018, including a commitment for €32 spending on Irish farm produce and six new store openings around the country. .
23 February 2018 | 0
Supermac’s has committed to an expansion plan for 2018, which includes more outlets around the country and an increase in spending on Irish produce for its stores.
The company, which also owns and operates the PapaJohn’s pizza and SuperSubs brands, has committed to spend €32m in 2018, spending that will largely be driven by plans for six new stores around Ireland along with a commitment to spending on Irish produce.
Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, said that the family chain of restaurants was projecting a spend of €32million on Irish farm produce in 2018. The announcement was made alongside IFA president John Healy.
“This is a very strong endorsement of the quality of Irish produce on Irish farms,” said Supermac’s MD Pat McDonagh, “and we are proud to serve it in each of our restaurants.
“Supermac’s is strongly committed to Irish farmers and the farming community in general,” McDonough continued. “We are 40 years in business this year. Since we started in Ballinasloe in 1978, we have always looked to local suppliers wherever possible, be that for farm produce or construction materials.”
McDonagh also confirmed that Supermac’s plans to open a further six outlets in the first half of 2018, bringing its total number of outlets to 114 across the country. “On this basis,” he said ,”we are projecting that our spend on Irish beef, chicken and vegetables will be €32 million this year.”