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Sunday 24 March 2019

First look inside Tayto's Pop Up Crisp Sandwich Shop

Patricia Murphy

Even though Dublin has developed into one of Europe’s most exciting food cities, it seems we can’t help ourselves when it comes to nostalgic favourites.

Tayto opened the door to Ireland’s first crisp sandwich shop this afternoon and Independent.ie was there for the first look inside the pop-up dedicated to Ireland’s favourite crisp.

Along with admiring portraits of the man himself which line the walls of the shop, customers can relax with their sandwiches on Mr Tayto’s couch made with burlap sacks and adorned with crisp cushions.

Tayto plans to dish out the childhood favourite to the queues for the next ten days, in support of The Simon Community, a charity which supports the city’s homeless.

More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop
More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop
More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop
More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop

The Wicklow Street shop, which is most certainly an ode to Mr Tayto, will butter up four types of sandwiches each showcasing a popular Tayto flavour until March 15.

On the menu in the Wicklow Street shop will be four sandwiches and punters will be able to choose from the Cheese and Onion Classic, the Salt and Vinegar Sarnie, the Smokey Bacon Butty and a Prawn Cocktail treat.

More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop
More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop
More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop
More than just a Crisp Pop Up Shop
Outside Tayto's Pop-Up Shop on Wicklow Street.

Making up a couple of Salt and Vinegar Sarnies this morning, Tayto worker Rachel McDonough explained why Ireland is so swayed by a Tayto sandwich.

"It's something we all love to have as a treat and definitely something we've all grown up with. I did at least," she said.

The scoff-worthy sambos will set you back €2 and Tayto will donate €1 from each sale to the Dublin Simon Community.

Sam McGuinness from Dublin Simon Community said: “As we continue to see an increase of people turning to us for outreach, accommodation, recovery and prevention services we are delighted to have the support of Tayto.

“Tayto customers will help raise vital funds so that we can continue providing services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.”

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