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A brand-new Supermacs means 100 jobs for Clare

Supermacs wants to replicate the success of the Barack Obama Plaza in Clare.
Dec 11th 2014, 2:16 PM 13,297 49

SUPERMACS IS BRINGING its burger sauce – and 100 jobs – to a new site in Clare.

The permanent staff jobs will be made available next year at Junction 12 on the Limerick to Galway motorway.

Managing Director Pat McDonagh said the company is delighted to offer an “economic boost” to the area. He added that another 75 jobs would be available during the construction period over the next 12 months.

The company announced today that it had acquired a site on the M18 today, adding that it will lodge an application for planning permission with Clare County Council for the development of a full motorway services area which will look like this.

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McDonagh believes the success of the Barack Obama Plaza – which has served more than 600,000 customers since the first weekend in May – could be replicated in Clare.

“Supermac’s has enjoyed a most positive neighbourly relationship with The Banner County over thirty years of business and sport. This plaza development will be the flagship of the company’s operations in the county for decades to come.

“Clare people are among the greatest patrons of the company’s Barack Obama Plaza at Moneygall and I am delighted that the prosperity which motorway developments bring to local areas when properly harnessed is coming to Clare.”

There are plans to include a tourist information point in the plaza and an emphasis on local produce.

“This was our promise to the community in Moneygall and we are delighted that the development there has become as native as any member of the community,” McDonagh concluded.

Supermacs currently employs 2,800 people in just under 100 outlets nationwide.

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Read: Good news for Dublin: Up to 200 jobs to be created at financial company

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