It appears that County Clare is set to receive a notable job boost with fast-food giants Supermac’s planning to create approximately one hundred new permanent jobs.
The Clare Champion reports that Pat McDonagh, founder and managing director of Supermac’s has applied to Clare County Council in relation to establishing a major motorway service and rest area. The proposed location is on Junction 12 of the M18 at Kilbreckan, Doora.
Included in the proposal to Clare County Council is a service station and convenience shop, a food court, drive-thru, canopy, fuel facilities, parking and circulation space, picnic area, children’s play area, offices, staff facilities, provision and infrastructural works such as on-site wastewater treatment and access to the nearby roundabout on the N85.
Managing director of Supermac’s Ireland, Pat McDonagh commented that the development “will be the flagship of the company’s operations in the County for decades to come”. Mr McDonagh added that Supermac’s has mainted a great relationship with the people of Clare down through the years and he is hopeful this will continue. “Supermac’s has enjoyed a most positive, neighbourly relationship with the Banner County over thirty years of business and sport”.
The Galway native expressed his desire for this development to lead the way for all modern road infrastructures in Ireland to be utilised. “Services provided by the plaza are vital to the future economic prosperity of the area, not only in direct employment but in building on the whole range of benefits, which improved transport infrastructure brings to a county”.
Mr McDonagh admitted that he has been very impressed with the Wild Atlantic Way initiative and is aiming for the proposed plaza to facilitate the promotion model. “I greatly admire what has been achieved in the Wild Atlantic Way promotion model and the plaza will further facilitate the marketing strategies of this initiative and Shannon Airport which is vital itself to the whole western seaboard”.
It is expected that a further seventy five jobs will be created in construction over the period of one year.
The news follows the announcement of Shannon based diamond manufacturing company, Element Six that they will be creating forty jobs.