Esquires Coffee Expansion Continues With Four New Dublin Outlets
The Esquires Coffee chain is continuing its expansion into Ireland's coffee market with the openingÂ of four new Dublin-based stores in the past eight months, while aÂ fifth store is planned for the capital on Talbot Street inÂ first quarter of 2017.
"An estimated total of 70 new jobs will have been created by the opening of the five new stores and as our tagline â€˜Love Localâ€™ suggests, we are a community-based coffee house chain and very much subscribe to employing and keeping jobs locally wherever possible," said Kealan Oâ€™Connor, area franchisee.
"As a franchise we have an advantage over corporate chains insofar as we have owner operators in our stores who live local and have a genuine commitment to the area which undoubtedly helps the local economy as well," she added.
The latest store opening at Findlater House, 28-32 Oâ€™Connell Street, in October marked the second city centre location, with 16a Oâ€™Connell Street, next door to the Savoy Cinema, having opened earlier this year in March. Dublinâ€™s Southside welcomed an Esquires Coffee store in Blackrock Shopping Centre in August, shortly after the opening of a Kilbarrack store on the Northside in July.
Tony McVerry, M.D. Esquires Coffee in Ireland, commented:Â "Weâ€™re obviously delighted with our growth to date and we anticipate a very exciting 2017 for the chain which is testament to the Esquires brand strength. Each store is unique and designed accordingly; we are not into the cookie cutter approach. Franchisees and customers alike love our cutting edge design and this coupled with our philosophy of only promoting 100% organic Fairtrade coffee and artisan wholesome, healthy, hearty natural food keeps us very much ahead of our opposition."
Esquires Coffee is part of New Zealand-based Cooks Global Foods, a publicly listed company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange