Supermacs

  • Supermac's has won its long running case against McDonald's to have the use of the "Big Mac" trademark cancelled throughout Europe.

    The European Union Intellectual Property Office has ruled that McDonald's had not proven genuine use of the contested trademark as a burger, or as a restaurant name.

    The Irish fast food company had claimed that McDonald's engaged in "trademark bullying" by registering brand names only to store them away "in a war chest to use against future competitors."

  • Supermac’s has announced that it will introduce 100 percent recyclable cups, paper straws, and create Green teams in each of its outlets nationwide as part of a major initiative to Go Green.

    Glan and Glas / Clean and Green Initiative will begin to be experienced by customers from September.

    The announcement was made by Minister Denis Naughten at the official opening earlier this week of the newly redeveloped Casey’s Service Station in Roscommon town.

  • Galway-based companies Supermac's and the Só Hotels Group have announced the creation of 300 new jobs.

    Owned by Pat and Una McDonagh, Supermacs is to open 3 new outlets this year in Wexford, Waterford and Kinnegad with the creation of 200 new jobs.

    The company currently has 116 outlets across the country.

    100 further jobs will be created through the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Athlone Springs Hotel, the Castle Oaks Hotel in Limerick and the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise, which are part of the Só Hotel group also owned by the McDonaghs.

    The Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys is today announcing the creation of 300 jobs, and has congratuled Pat & Una McDonagh on their achievements, saying it's especially pleasing to see an Irish company creating local jobs.