Wicklow-based food company The Happy Pear has opened a new café at Dublin Airport.
The new outlet, which is Dublin Airport's first plant-based restaurant, employs 20 people and is located after security screening in Terminal 1.
The Happy Pear was founded by twins Stephen and David Flynn, who have built their business on the ideals of health, happiness and community.
This is the pair's fourth café in the country.
The new Dublin Airport outlet has been opened in association with global foodservice group HMSHost International.
The grab-and-go offering features a wide range of healthy food, with both hot and cold breakfast, lunch and dinner options being available.
The Flynns said, "We're thrilled that our healthy food ideas are among some amazing Irish brands at the airport and we'd like to give a massive thanks to Dublin Airport and HMSHost International for the opportunity to partner on our fourth café.
"More and more people are seeking healthier food options and our new Dublin Airport café is an amazing opportunity to offer that option for people while they are on the move.
"Our entire product range is made from natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives, colours or flavourings and this is something that we are very proud of."
The new airport outlet features hand-roasted coffee, healthy cakes, a selection of vegan and vegetarian offerings, and signature sandwiches, salads, soups and hot food bowls.
"The Happy Pear is an energising and uplifting brand and I am delighted to welcome its new outlet to Terminal 1," said Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison. "This new grab-and-go café is a fantastic addition to the food offering in Terminal 1 and I have no doubt that its healthy menu offering will be very popular with passengers. We strongly support The Happy Pear's sustainable ethos, and this is something that we are developing with all of our food and beverage operators at Dublin Airport."
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