Tuesday 14 August 2018

Supermac's to create 400 jobs with opening of six new restaurants in 2018

Supermac's founder Pat McDonagh.
Supermac's founder Pat McDonagh.
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Supermac's is set to create 400 jobs with the opening of six new restaurants across the country.

The new outlets in the chain will bring the total amount of the group's stores in Ireland to 114 in the first half of 2018.

The planned openings will be in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, three in Cork at Ballyvollane, Bandon Rd and Glanmire, one in Naas, Co. Kildare and one in Donegal Town.

The company - which currently employs over 2,700 people here - is currently on a major recruitment drive.

Supermac's is looking for management staff in particular but there are "career opportunities at all levels".

"We are looking for staff in the area of managers, store managers, assistant managers and catering assistants," MD Pat McDonagh said.

"We put structured career paths in place for staff that leads to store manager positions as well as site managers and area managers.

"Some of the stores that are scheduled to open will be franchised operations and we are looking for people that want a career."

Pat and Úna McDonagh with Zaheer Ahmed, Manager of the Supermac’s Tuam Road, Galway having won Company Outlet of the Year at the Supermac’s All Stars Awards in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa
Pat and Úna McDonagh with Zaheer Ahmed, Manager of the Supermac’s Tuam Road, Galway having won Company Outlet of the Year at the Supermac’s All Stars Awards in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa

Mr McDonagh made the comments at the Supermac’s National Awards in Loughrea on Tuesday night.

There were 20 awards handed out on the night to Supermac’s stores and staff, and to outlets and employees of Papa John’s and SuperSubs, who are operated by the group.

Mr McDonagh said that he intends to meet the challenges of adapting to the requirements of the new generation entering the workforce.

"A lot of doctors, nurses, dentists and teachers spent many years working with us throughout the country to help put themselves through college," he said.

"These young people want sustainable jobs that utilize their talents and gives them the freedom to continue with their studies. As part of our expansion over the years we have generated positions in food and customer service, retail, administration and management." 

The first Supermac's store was opened in Ballinasloe 40 years ago and the latest outlet to open was in Headford, Co. Galway.

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