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#food and drink

# food-and-drink - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Burger restaurant chain Bunsen quietly opened its first overseas location in Barcelona

The Dublin-based firm is reportedly seeking to set up in other Spanish cities.

# food-and-drink - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

From Business ETC After raising $250m, hospitality tech startup Toast is doubling its Dublin base Startups And Tech

After raising $250m, hospitality tech startup Toast is doubling its Dublin base

The company houses engineers in the capital and will be expanding its product range.

# food-and-drink - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Pearse Lyons Distillery won approval for a gin and whiskey school in Dublin's Liberties

It is hoped the new facility will ‘enhance the current micro-distillery’ and attract new clientele.

# food-and-drink - Friday 29 March, 2019

From Business ETC Burger restaurant chain Bunsen quietly opened its first overseas location in Barcelona Food And Drink

Burger restaurant chain Bunsen quietly opened its first overseas location in Barcelona

The Dublin-based firm is reportedly seeking to set up in other Spanish cities.

Pearse Lyons Distillery won approval for a gin and whiskey school in Dublin's Liberties

It is hoped the new facility will ‘enhance the current micro-distillery’ and attract new clientele.

From Business ETC Cork's Fudi&more wants to go it alone when it takes its food delivery business international Food And Drink

Cork's Fudi&more wants to go it alone when it takes its food delivery business international

The company is keeping its online food ordering operations in-house.

# food-and-drink - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

From Business ETC After a few 'mistakes', food-ordering app Bamboo is now preparing to launch outside of Ireland Startups And Tech

After a few 'mistakes', food-ordering app Bamboo is now preparing to launch outside of Ireland

The startup took a step back to re-strategise its international expansion efforts.

# food-and-drink - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From Business ETC Pearse Lyons Distillery won approval for a gin and whiskey school in Dublin's Liberties Food And Drink

Pearse Lyons Distillery won approval for a gin and whiskey school in Dublin's Liberties

It is hoped the new facility will ‘enhance the current micro-distillery’ and attract new clientele.

# food-and-drink - Sunday 24 March, 2019

3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five

The entrepreneur is also dreaming of rolling out a coffee shop overseas someday.

The planned new Harcourt Street 'superpub' that fought Dublin council and won is battling city planners again

Gambetta Limited had previously won approval for a bar development on Harcourt Street.

A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog

The Scottish maker of Punk IPA beer is staying tight-lipped on the matter.

# food-and-drink - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores

The chain is keen to expand beyond the Irish capital.

# food-and-drink - Friday 22 March, 2019

From Business ETC The 'superpub' that fought Dublin council and won is battling city planners again Building And Propoerty

The 'superpub' that fought Dublin council and won is battling city planners again

Gambetta Limited had previously won approval for a bar development on Harcourt Street.

# food-and-drink - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores

The chain is keen to expand beyond the Irish capital.

3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five

The entrepreneur is also dreaming of rolling out a coffee shop overseas someday.

A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog

The Scottish maker of Punk IPA beer is staying tight-lipped on the matter.

# food-and-drink - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

From Business ETC UK chain Leon spotted a third Dublin restaurant location – but is in no rush to open it Food And Drink

UK chain Leon spotted a third Dublin restaurant location – but is in no rush to open it

The fast-food outfit is hoping to roll out 20 Irish branches by 2023.

# food-and-drink - Monday 18 March, 2019

Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice

The online marketplace wants to secure a niche place in the market dominated by larger firms.

Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go

Dublin City Council said it’s investigating the matter.

From Business ETC Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores Food And Drink

Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores

The chain is keen to expand beyond the Irish capital.

# food-and-drink - Sunday 17 March, 2019

From Business ETC 3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five Food And Drink

3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five

The entrepreneur is also dreaming of rolling out a coffee shop overseas someday.

# food-and-drink - Saturday 16 March, 2019

From Business ETC A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog Food And Drink

A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog

The Scottish maker of Punk IPA beer is staying tight-lipped on the matter.

# food-and-drink - Friday 15 March, 2019

From Business ETC After years running the Science Gallery cafe, Cloud Picker's founders will open their own space Food And Drink

After years running the Science Gallery cafe, Cloud Picker's founders will open their own space

Frank Kavanagh and Peter Sztal have been manning the Trinity College outlet for nearly a decade.

# food-and-drink - Thursday 14 March, 2019

From Business ETC Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations Startups And Tech

Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go

Dublin City Council said it’s investigating the matter.

Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice

The online marketplace wants to secure a niche place in the market dominated by larger firms.

# food-and-drink - Monday 11 March, 2019

From Business ETC Food officials are concocting a way to sell dairy online to social-savvy mothers in China Food And Drink

Food officials are concocting a way to sell dairy online to social-savvy mothers in China

Bord Bia is trying to flog milk-based wares on sites like NASDAQ-listed JD.com.

# food-and-drink - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

The company’s Slammin’ Ramen concept was first tested in London.

From Business ETC Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice Startups And Tech

Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice

The online marketplace wants to secure a niche place in the market dominated by larger firms.

# food-and-drink - Saturday 9 March, 2019

How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters

Commentators have likened the sugary food and drink category to tobacco in the past.

AWARD-WINNING DUBLIN BURGER restaurant BuJo has asked Dublin City Council to overturn a 16-year-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go at its Sandymount Green outlet.

The firm has applied for retention permission from city planners to give it clearance for “the consumption of food off the subject premises”, which it said would contribute to the “viability of the business”.

A restriction first imposed in 2003 in an original application for a duplex apartment over a ground-floor restaurant forbid the operation of a takeaway at the Dublin 4 site.

At the time, An Bord Pleanála stated that the original development could go ahead on the condition that “the restaurant shall not provide a ‘take-out’ service … in the interest of residential amenity”.

BuJo opened in the space in 2017. In a submission to the council, prepared on its behalf by property advisor RW Nowlan & Associates, the company noted that the “principle uses of a restaurant have changed somewhat” since the early noughties.

It stated that a “vast number of restaurants in the Dublin region” operate some kind of “off-premises food consumption”.

“The subject restaurant is no exception to this, with the adjoining restaurant operators also trading outside the parameters of the traditional restaurant uses,” it said.

Unlike a traditional takeaway shop, BuJo’s submission stated that its food-to-go offering will “blend in with the existing restaurant use” and wouldn’t change how the restaurant looks or currently operates.

BuJo suggested that its ability to sell takeaway food has a direct impact on its bottom line:

“The viability of the business does rely on a percentage of turnover from the purchase and consumption of food off the premises and it is imperative that retention permission is granted to allow for the viability of the business at this location.”

BuJo2 Source: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The crux of Bujo’s argument finds some room for manoeuvre in the restriction imposed in 2003. 

It stated that the “minor nature” of the takeaway element at the restaurant, the fact that it’s related to the main business and the changes in the wider food industry over the last 16 years mean that “no breach has occurred in the modern sense of restaurant use”.

In response to queries from Fora, a spokesperson for the city authority said: “Dublin City Council are investigating this matter. The Planning Enforcement Section does not comment on specific cases that are under investigation unless a decision has been made to serve an enforcement notice.”

The spokesperson added that “no such decision has been made on this property to date”.

Separately in recent weeks, Mexican burrito bar Boojum Boojum sought permission to retain a takeaway at one of its Dublin locations after the council received a complaint alleging that the service is being operated in contravention of planning rules.

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# food-and-drink - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'If you're negotiating a deal, never show weakness - be strong and carry it through'

Pádraig McEneany of Celtic Pure talks about his hiring deal-breakers and being brave in business.

Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

The company’s Slammin’ Ramen concept was first tested in London.

How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters

Commentators have likened the sugary food and drink category to tobacco in the past.

Burrito bar Boojum is fighting to keep a takeaway at one of its Dublin joints

Planners are investigating a complaint against the to-go offering at its Hanover Quay restaurant.

From Business ETC A frequent objector irate about fast food's 'fat arses' is trying to block Supermac's new plaza Building And Property

A frequent objector irate about fast food's 'fat arses' is trying to block Supermac's new plaza

A separate appeal against a project linked to a Facebook- and Google-backed cable has fallen flat.

# food-and-drink - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

From Business ETC 'If you're negotiating a deal, never show weakness - be strong and carry it through' Insight And Opinion

'If you're negotiating a deal, never show weakness - be strong and carry it through'

Pádraig McEneany of Celtic Pure talks about his hiring deal-breakers and being brave in business.

From Business ETC Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland Food And Drink

Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

The company’s Slammin’ Ramen concept was first tested in London.