Topaz And McDonalds have teamed up and will create 230 jobs in 2017 through two new service station developments, according to a statement issued by the fuel and convenience retailer today (20 February).
The overall Topaz investment in the construction of the service stations is €14 million. The fast food restaurant represents a €2 million investment in the project, which brings the total investment to €16 million collectively.
The two new motorway stations will be located on the M8 Cork to Dublin Road in Fermoy and the M9 Dublin to Waterford Road at Rathcrogue, Co. Carlow.
Niall Anderton MD of Topaz commented: “The Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Waterford routes are two of the busiest routes in Ireland, and we are excited to announce this development of two new full-service stations to serve Irish motorists.”
“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.”
Once opened, the service areas will be in operation 24 hours a day, to best serve motorists making the long journey between cities.
Nigel McGuire, Director of Property and Supply Chain, McDonald’s: “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.”
The Co.Carlow service station is due to open in March this year and the Fermony development is due to open in Autumn 2017.
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