Hogs & Heifers To Open New Restaurants In Ireland

By Robert McHugh
Hogs & Heifers To Open New Restaurants In Ireland

The Wright Group has announced plans to expand its Hogs & Heifers restaurant brand and is actively seeking new locations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The Group currently employs over 750 staff and over 120 are employed in the two existing Hogs & Heifers locations.

The planned expansion would create up to 360 jobs.

High Footfall Areas

The Wright Group, owned by businessman Michael JF Wright, is planning on adding up to six new Hogs & Heifers outlets to the existing two and is now appealing to owners of potential venues to make contact.

It is now actively seeking new locations of between 5,000 to 6,000 sq ft in high footfall areas in Irish cities and towns and in Belfast.


In a statement, the Wright Group said the ideal locations would preferably, be located next to or near to, other retail or entertainment venues.

UK Expansion

The Group opened its first Hogs & Heifers restaurant in Airside Retail Park in Swords in Dublin in 2013 and recently invested €1 million in opening a second 300-seater outlet in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in June of this year.

In addition to expanding the Hogs & Heifers chain in Ireland, the Wright Group is also examining a potential future expansion into the UK.

'New Job Opportunities'

“We have a super team of over 120 people working in our Hogs & Heifers outlets and we are excited to be investing in new restaurants and creating new job opportunities," said Michael JF Wright, owner and chief executive of The Wright Group.

"As of now, we are actively seeking potential premises in leading locations across Ireland and in Belfast. We are also examining a possible expansion into the UK and we look forward to announcing our new restaurants soon.”