Slim's Healthy Kitchen Restaurant To Open In Magherafelt, Co. Derry

By Dave Simpson
Slim's Healthy Kitchen Restaurant To Open In Magherafelt, Co. Derry

Brothers Conor & Ryan McGlone have signed a franchise deal with Slim’s Healthy Kitchen bringing the restaurant brand to the Co. Derry town of Magherafelt this spring.

The 2800 square foot, 70-seater restaurant will open on Magherafelt's Market Street, employing 20 full and part-time members of staff in front of house and chef positions.

The McGlone brothers are no strangers to the hospitality business, having helped their family establish a nightclub called Secrets in the town and now they are making their own mark through a franchisee agreement with the healthy eating brand.

Conor McGlone said, "We have been looking out for the right business opportunity for a while and we always eat at Slim’s when we are in Belfast, so it was a perfect fit to bring our favourite restaurant closer to home."

Slim’s was founded by Gary McIldowney in 2013 and operates from two locations on the Lisburn and Belmont Roads in Belfast.

McIldowney commented, "Running a restaurant is a dream for many, just like it was for me. It takes hard work, long hours, and a passion that can’t be bought, but together with Ryan and Conor’s experience, and the drive and commitment from my team, we are confident of building a viable and profitable lasting relationship."