Independent coffee chain Caffè Nero, is planning to open about 50 outlets in Ireland over the next five years in a €20 million investment, creating 320 jobs.
The news comes after the coffee house operator opened its first store in Ireland earlier this month on Merrion Row in Dublin.
Speaking about the opening of the store, Gerry Ford, chairman and founder of Caffè Nero said: “We are delighted to be introducing Caffè Nero and the entire Caffè Nero experience to Dublin coffee drinkers for the very first time. Our premises on Merrion Row allows us to begin the journey of sharing our award-winning blends and the hours of craftsmanship that go into each cup, with coffee lovers at the centre of this beautiful city. We plan to introduce further Caffè Nero coffee houses to Ireland over time.”
There are plans to open two more outlets to open in Dublin in the near future. Caffè Nero has 600 stores worldwide and employs over 4,000 people.