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Pat McDonagh

Pat McDonagh 144
  • Industry Food
  • 2019 Worth €115 m
  • Progress -

The Supermac's founder recently won his battle with McDonald's to try to break into the rest of the EU using his original moniker. The 65-year-old has grown the business to 106 outlets across the country since opening its first iteration in 1978. He also owns the €10m Obama Plaza motorway services station as well as the franchises for Papa John's Pizza and Quiznos sandwich bars.

In December he completed the acquisition of the Castle Oaks House Hotel in Castleconnell in Co Limerick for around €3.5m. In 2016, he also splashed out €3.2m on a 135-acre farm and 19th-Century period house in Oranmore. His Supermac's chain reported a strong year with revenues growing by €19m in 2017 to €157.4m. Profits at the company also surged to €18.7m.

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