Supermac's To Spend €32m On Irish Agriculture In 2018
Supermac’s has committed to spending €32 million on Irish produce in 2018. The increase spend is largely driven by the expansion plans of the group with six new stores opening throughout the country in the first half of 2018.
Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, said, "This is a very strong endorsement of the quality of Irish produce on Irish farms and I am proud to serve it in each of our restaurants. We are strongly committed to Irish farmers and the farming community in general. We are 40 years in business this year and since we started in Ballinasloe in 1978 we have always looked to local suppliers wherever possible, be that for farm produce or construction materials."
McDonagh continued, "Last year we spent over €7 million on Irish chicken and our projections indicate that we will be spending more in 2018. We will be opening a further six outlets in the first half of 2018 and this will bring our total number of outlets to 114 across the country. On this basis, we are projecting that our spend on Irish beef, chicken and vegetables will be €32 million in 2018."