Friday 18 August 2017

Le Pain Quotidien opens first restaurant in Kildare Village

Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

Le Pain Quoitdien, the global restaurant and boulangerie, has opened its first Irish store in Kildare Viallage today 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, says that it is committing to local by using Irish suppliers for the dishes on its Kildare menu.

Speaking about the opening of the Kildare Village restaurant, Peter Jenkins, Managing Director of Le Pain Quotidien 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. 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.”

29 October 2015: Global restaurant and boulangerie, Le Pain Quotidien, opens to Irish customers today for the first time at Kildare Village. Today’s launch represents the beginning of a wider expansion in to Ireland with further restaurants planned for Dublin over the course of the next two years providing upwards of 120 new jobs.

Le Pain Quotidien at Kildare Village represents part of the Phase 2 expansion which will be open by Christmas 2015. The expansion will add a total of 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 an additional 437 parking spaces, which have been created for the development. The expansion will add an additional 5,544 square metres to Kildare Village, increasing the total size to 16,570 square metres. 

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