The Happy Pear has received a €1.5 million funding through a Davy and BDO managed Employment Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS), according the The Sunday Business Post.
It was said that the funding will be used to expand the Happy Pear's shop and café footprint in Dublin and possibly throughout the country.
According to an EIIS spokesperson "We are delighted to bring the Happy Pear to new locations where we hope it'll have a really positive impact on the local community and provide exciting new employment opportunities."
Based in Greystones it is believed that the business now has a turnover of in excess of €4 million and the Happy Pear has in the region of 100 employees.
The Happy Pear was founded 13 years ago by twins David and Stephen Flynn. It started off as a fruit and veg shop and has since grown into a café and restaurant. Its food manufacturing and distribution business includes a range of such as granola, snack bars, hummus and smoothies which are sold through SuperValu and Centra stores.
The Flynn twins have published two best selling cook books and also run 'happy heart' courses. They also feature on Jamie Oliver's YouTube channel Food Tube on a regular basis.
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