Popular burrito chain Boojum is set to open four new stores both north and south of the border, creating 120 new jobs.
One of the most successful fast-food operations of recent years, brothers David and Andrew Maxwell, who took over the Boojum brand - which started off in Belfast's Botanic area and has five outlets across the island - seven months ago, are expanding their operation, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
"We've done a lot on the branding in the store and with the managers and staff," said David Maxwell. "We have gone out and sourced some sites. Plans for 2016 would be four new store openings.
He added: "We found the profile of our customers has changed because families and large groups are more willing to visit us," David said. "They can get a seat and can sit down. Boojum is also expanding and growing the way it does business by looking at delivery, corporate catering and card payments.
"What we see in the future is online ordering and delivery."