Galway-Based Pizza Business The Dough Bros Hiring New Employees And Looking To Lease Factory
Galway-based wood fired pizza business The Dough Bros is hiring 15 additional employees, which will increase the number of people that it employs to 40, and is also actively looking to lease a factory in Galway to expand the production of its chilled pizzas, which it sells as home meal kits, and develop new product lines.
Speaking to The Business Post, Eugene Greaney, who founded the company with his brother, Ronan Greaney, in 2013, said, "We've been booked out of the meal kits since February. We are continually sold out a month in advance.
"What really excites us coming out of the pandemic is that we have a more varied business model where we're not just reliant on the restaurant. The meal kits are something that are still relatively new to Ireland but we've seen the concept be successful in the US and Britain, and we want to be at the forefront of that space."
The Dough Bros Operations
At present, The Dough Bros uses its Galway city premises as a production facility for home meals kits from Monday to Thursday for the home meal kits, and as a takeaway from Friday to Sunday.
Partnerships with Guinness for the Six Nations, a pop-up in Dublin and a collaboration with Kai in Galway have reportedly all boosted The Dough Bros' profile and kept it going through COVID-19 lockdowns.
The Greaneys have reportedly also expanded into the corporate gifting space, which Eugene Greaney reportedly said is likely to be a continued area of significant growth.
Eugene Greaney told The Business Post, "Keeping teams together is really important to make people feel like they are valued. We're seeing big growth in the corporate space."
Dough Bros is reportedly self-financed with no outside investment. Greaney reportedly said, "We're lucky that we've run a tight ship. We keep an eye on the numbers and percentages, and we've had the cashflow to pay ourselves."
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