One of Ireland’s largest franchise companies, AIL Group, has plans to open an additional 30 stores across Ireland which will see around 300 new jobs created.
The group currently has 130 Abrakebabra, Bagel Factory and O'Briens Sandwich stores in Ireland. This trio is being offered as part of its new 'Oasis of Taste' brand on a trial period at three Maxol service stations, reports the Irish Times.
"Over the next 3 years, we estimate that we will be able to create 300 new jobs as we roll out in new locations across the country. In addition to our trials with Maxol, our expansion plans include opening a further 30 new stores nationwide including high street locations, shopping centres and rail stations," said David Zebedee of AIL Group.
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"Maxol purchased this service station back in the summer of 2016 and has invested over €750,000 in refurbishing and introducing a new food service range, along with upgrading the forecourt facilities. The new food offering has been a huge hit with our customers since we launched on 18 December 2016. We have 28 full and part-time staff working at the service station," said licensees of the service station Jason and Rachel McMullan.