Two restaurant chains have announced plans to expand their Irish operations with the creation of 95 new jobs. Mexican eatery Tolteca is to create 45 jobs in Dublin with the opening of two new restaurants.
Originally based on Baggot Street, Tolteca's news Suffolk Street venue has already created 25 jobs since opening last month - with the company planning for a new eatery elsewhere in Dublin soon. “I had a dream to bring the Tolteca model home to Ireland for some time,” founder and chairman Tony Comaskey said. “And now with our Baggot Street operations running so well, we have just opened our restaurant on Suffolk Street and plan to open more in the near future,” he said.
Separately, fast-food chain Southern Fried Chicken opened its first Irish outlet on Dame Street in Dublin yesterday. The consortium, which secured the Irish franchise for the chain, said it planned to open a further three restaurants in Dublin and elsewhere over the next 12 months, creating 50 new jobs.