DUBLIN, Ireland - The pizza chain, Four Star Pizza has decided to expand its investment in Ireland and Northern Ireland in a bid to improve operations.
The chain said that it would add 150 new jobs in Ireland as part of its plan to open ten new stores in the country.
The pizza chain will also add six more stores in Northern Ireland and will create 100 jobs there.
It currently operates 46 stores across the island of Ireland and the new expansion will bring its number to 62.
The new jobs will be created for delivery drivers, front of house staff, store managers and ‘doughologists’ - who will be in charge of creating the pizzas to all Four Star Pizza outlets.
Brian Clarke, Head of Marketing, Four Star Pizza said in a statement, “Progress and expansion in the overall Irish market are very important to us and we have been steadily growing since the opening of our first store franchise in 1986. With the demand for take-away offerings on the rise nationwide, there is a continuing opportunity for Four Star Pizza which is reflected in our plans to increase our total number of stores to 62 in the next 12 months.”
Clarke added, “With each store employing 15 to 20 staff, this level of expansion should create up to 250 new jobs, from delivery staff to highly trained ‘doughologists’ in both the Republic and Northern Ireland."
He further noted, “We are planning to invest 3 million euros over the next year to help grow the business further, and will continue with investment to bring the store count up to 80 by the end of 2018."
The company said that it is also looking for potential franchisees across both the regions.