Fast food chain McDonalds have witnessed a pre-tax profit rise of 12.3% in Ireland over the year.
The company revealed accounts that showed profit after tax increased to €12.7 million as sales rose 4.3% to €81.35 million. Employment also increased by 211 workers during the same period.
"2012 represents a very solid performance across our Irish operations, despite the challenging economic backdrop and a declining market for informal eating out," McDonald's Restaurants of Ireland managing director Adrian Crean told the Irish Independent.
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"We've continued to grow our business by investing in our restaurants, listening to our customers and delivering a quality proposition at an affordable price point."
McDonald's is the third-largest multinational employer in Ireland, operating 84 restaurants here, with more than 4,000 employees.