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Supermac's to open six new outlets this year

It is thought that the expansion will bring about 200 new jobs.

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IRISH FAST-FOOD outlet Supermac’s is set to open six new branches in the coming year.

It is expected that this will bring in at least 200 new jobs.

Speaking in the today’s The Sunday Business Post, the company’s founder Pat McDonagh said that an upswing in the economy bodes well for expansion plans over the next few years.

“There’s increased employment out there and there’s a bit of confidence coming back into the market again,” he said.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, a spokesperson for the restaurant said that there will be a focus on motorway services.

Between 70 and 100 jobs will be created at its new restaurant on the Galway Plaza on the M6; it is expected to open its doors for business in February and has cost around €8 million to build.

This will be followed by the opening of two more outlets at motorway service stations over the next two years.

Supermac’s currently has more than 100 outlets across the Republic and Northern Ireland. 

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It has plans for expansion into mainland Europe and Australia, but has faced difficulties due to opposition from American fast-food giant McDonalds.

Last year it submitted an objection to the EU Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market over Supermac’s attempt to trademark its name across Europe.

In his interview today, McDonagh said that he expected the result of this case by February.

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