Bakery aims to create 120 jobs after outlet opening
Le Pain Quoitdien, the global restaurant and boulangerie, opened its first Irish store in Kildare Village yesterday which represents the start of further expansion by the company in Ireland.
The company aim to create 120 new jobs over the next two years with further restaurants planned for Dublin.
The restaurant, which now has over 200 outlets in 17 countries, said that it is committing to local by using Irish suppliers for the dishes on its Kildare menu.
Managing director Peter Jenkins said: "We are delighted to bring Le Pain Quotidien to Ireland.
"It is an exciting time for the Irish food and beverage market, with rapid growth and a discerning customer base," he said.
"We have noticed that there is a growing increase in knowledge, awareness and demand for what Le Pain Quotidien has to offer."
"Kildare Village represents the perfect fit for us for our first location. Visitors to Kildare will know us from London, Paris, New York, Brussels and other key locations from around the world.
"With the growth of the Village comes a demand from visitors for an environment they feel comfortable in that delivers quality, healthy and nutritional food," Mr Jenkins added.
The opening represents part of the Phase 2 expansion of the outlett mall which will be ready by Christmas.
The expansion will add 36 new boutiques of international brands, bringing the total number in the village to 100.
The plans include a visitor centre with enhanced hospitality services for guests, as well as 437 more parking spaces.
The project will add an additional 5,544 square metres to Kildare Village, increasing the total size to 16,570 square metres.