Fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has announced it will be creating a total of 230 jobs in conjunction with McDonald’s, across two motorway service areas located in Fermoy and Carlow.
The overall Topaz investment in the construction of both of the new service stations will be €14m which will both feature McDonald’s restaurants, representing a €2m investment by the restaurant chain and bringing the total investment to €16m.
Niall Anderton, MD of Topaz, commented: “The development represents a very significant investment by Topaz, and we are also delighted to be able to bring a large number of jobs to both Cork and Carlow. Featuring our game-changing Re.Store shop and deli concept along with our Mexican taqueria Cantina, we are continuing to bring an unparalleled customer experience to Irish motorists. Today’s announcement is a key milestone in the continued expansion of our retail network and we have no doubt it will be a tremendous benefit and service to commuters, tourists, locals, and passers-by.”
Nigel McGuire, director of Property and Supply Chain, McDonald’s, added: “At McDonald’s we are delighted to be bringing our world-class food offering to drivers along Ireland’s busy motorway network. Our focus is on retail expansion, to meet customer demand in new locations. We are committed to delivering a great experience in every McDonald’s; our new restaurants will demonstrate our continued innovation to meet changing customer needs and desires, through our menu, dining facilities and our people. ”
In the past 24 months, Topaz has invested €36.1m in its retail network.