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Monday 19 February 2018

Irish restaurant chain is awarded for its ‘outstanding’ contribution to employment in Ireland

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s
Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

The Irish restaurant chain Supermac's has won the Franchise of the Year award for outstanding contribution to employment in Ireland at the Irish Franchise Awards 2017.

Supermac’s contribution to communities throughout the country was a key factor in the group of family restaurants winning the award, which was announced at Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Dublin on Friday last.

Speaking after the award presentation, Supermac's managing director, Pat McDonagh, said that he was delighted to win the award on behalf of the franchisees.

"Supermac's plays a significant role in the communities our stores are based. Along with the employment we provide we become key members of the fabric of the society, particularly in rural Ireland," he said.

Supermac's is Ireland's largest indigenous quick service restaurant chain and employs over 2,500 people in over 100 family restaurants throughout the country, with significant expansion plans in the near future.

Meanwhile, the Irish franchise sector is continuing to expand, with over 28,000 people now working in the sector.

There are currently over 2,900 franchise units in Ireland across a wide range of sectors ranging from retailing and food service right through to business-to-business and business-to-consumer services.

“The awards are an opportunity for us to formally recognise and celebrate the excellent work being done by all franchise operators in growing our sector,” David Killeen, chairman of the Irish Franchise Association said.

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