Supermac’s has committed to spending €32million on Irish farm produce in 2018.
The increase spend is largely driven by the expansion plans of the group with 6 new stores opening throughout the country in the 1st half of 2018 bringing the total number of outlets to 114 with a number of others in planning.
The announcement was made following a meeting with IFA President, Joe Healy.
Supermac’s MD, Galway man Pat McDonagh, said that the family chain of restaurants was projecting a spend of €32million on Irish farm produce in 2018. “This is a very strong endorsement of the quality of Irish produce on Irish farms,” Mr. McDonagh said “and I am proud to serve it in each of our restaurants. We are strongly committed to Irish farmers and the farming community in general. We are 40 years in business this year and since we started in Ballinasloe in 1978 we have always looked to local suppliers wherever possible, be that for farm produce or construction materials,” Mr McDonagh said.
The group currently employs over 2,700 people throughout the country. Supermac’s also operates Papa John’s Pizza, SuperSubs and Macs Place Diners. The latest store to open was in Headford, Co. Galway. The Só Hotel Group as well as the Claddagh Group of Pubs in the United States are also owned by Pat and Úna McDonagh. The company is on a major recruitment drive for management staff in particular at the moment.
Pat McDonagh says they are offering career opportunities at all levels, - looking for staff in the area of managers, store managers, assistant managers and catering assistants. For more details check www.supermacs.ie/careers.”
Supermac’s is Ireland’s largest indigenous quick service restaurant chain. The franchise currently has over 100 outlets across country.