€7 Million travel plaza for Moneygall to bring new jobs to the area

Pictured at the site of the new Supermac’s €7 million, new ‘travel plaza’ in Moneygall are Pat and Una McDonagh of Supermac’s. This 12 acre site will be a major purpose-built motorway services facility along the M7 route between Dublin and Limerick and will create more than 50 jobs in the area. It will include a Supermac’s, Papa John’s Pizza and other food offerings included in a food court, as well as a convenience shop, fuel pumps and other facilities.

At a press conference in Moneygall, Co. Offaly today Pat McDonagh, Managing Director of Supermacs, announced plans for the development of a €7 million travel plaza in Moneygall.
The travel plaza which will be built on a 12 acre site adjacent to the M7 will comprise a petrol station, Supermacs Restaurant, a Papa John’s Pizza Restaurant, convenience shop and amenity area. There will also be a commemorative plaque marking President Obama’s visit to Moneygall.

The new development will bring more than 50 new jobs to the area along with a further 70 to 80 jobs in the building and development of the site which is expected to open next year. It is hoped that the plaza will become a key stop-over point for motorists travelling through the midlands and will contribute to the local economy by bringing tourists and visitors to the area.

Pat McDonagh, Managing Director of Supermac’s says, “We’re thrilled to be creating a high employment development in the area.  We hope to provide much needed employment and an economic boost by attracting visitors to Moneygall, which is already on the map as the birthplace of President Obama’s ancestors.”

Supermac’s is one of Ireland’s largest indigenous chain of quick-service restaurants, which also operate the pizza company Papa John’s.  The Galway-based franchise currently has 103 outlets across the Republic and Northern Ireland.  Supermac’s has plans to open a number of additional restaurants during the coming year.  This will generate employment on a national level adding to its existing 2,500 plus employees.

Pat McDonagh also has significant business interested in the United States, where he opened the first Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant 11 years ago.  Focused on great food and an inviting atmosphere, there are now 15 Claddagh Irish Pubs & Restaurants throughout the West and Midwest of America: Ohio (5), Illinois (1), Indiana (3), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Wisconsin (1), Kentucky (1), and Pennsylvania (1).

For more details www.Supermacs.ie or www.CladdaghIrishPubs.com.

Site map for the new travel plaza at Moneygall, Co Offaly

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