Circle K has officially opened the latest addition to its franchise network, Circle K Hinchy’s a newly redeveloped location in Garryspillane, Co. Limerick.
Hinchy’s Garage was founded in 1979 as a vehicle repair business and added a petrol forecourt in 1986.
The forecourt and convenience retailer noted that the new premises will include a new shop and forecourt facilities such as electric vehicle chargers, carwash facilities and customer toilets.
Additional products available on site include kerosene, tractor fuel, pumped AdBlue and a fast-fill truck pump, it added.
Jim Hinchy, Circle K Hinchy’s, managing director, said, “The Circle K franchise is a perfect fit with our long-term strategy for future expansion and development. We are delighted to add the Circle K franchise to our existing Kia, Opel and Suzuki franchises.
"Our experienced and dedicated team of staff have provided exceptional service to customers over the past 40 years in Garyspillane and are delighted to offer the full Circle K range to new and existing customers.”
Circle K Hinchy’s will create 15 new jobs across full and part-time positions in the local community.
Derek Nolan, senior director of Retail Operations for Dealer and Franchise, Circle K Ireland, commented, “We are absolutely delighted to be launching another Circle K franchise location in Ireland and would like to welcome the entire team at Hinchy’s to the Circle K family.
"We are privileged to partner with outstanding independent retail partners across the country and we are really looking forward to working closely with Jim Hinchy and his team as well as supporting them in serving the local community in Garryspillane."
The franchise offering sees Circle K partner with independent retailers across the country who then offer customers the Circle K fuel and convenience product range.
The new location will be open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 9pm, and Sunday’s from 8am – 8pm and will offer Circle K’s deli menu.
Also available in-store will be Circle K Coffee, the retailer’s sweet and smooth coffee blend that has been created by a team of award-winning experts, its K-Freeze iced drink range, a wide selection of freshly baked goods as well as delicious soft serve ice cream.
Circle K’s next generation Miles Fuel brand will be available to consumers at the location, giving them the option to pay in-store or at the pump.