Pictured is John Diviney, director of food systems and trading at Applegreen; Dave O’Donoghue, CEO Freshii Ireland; Joe Barrett, COO of Applegreen; and Cormac Manning, CFO of Freshii Ireland
A global healthy restaurant concept has teamed up with forecourt retailer Applegreen to open its first Irish franchise in Dublin this summer.
Freshii helps its diners eat healthily without sacrificing flavour, offering a diverse, customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, frozen yogurt, juices and smoothies.
Applegreen said Freshii’s nutritious range complimented its offering, meeting their high-quality food standard.
There are over 200 Freshii restaurants globally in Toronto, Vancouver, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dubai, Vienna, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, and 85 other cities in 20 more countries around the world.
Three new Freshii restaurants open every week.
Speaking about the partnership, Freshii Ireland CEO Dave O’Donoghue said: “We are proud to have found a likeminded, non-traditional partner in Applegreen.
“The partnership marries two forward-thinking brands, allowing us to bring a greener future to life within the market. Freshii believes in making healthy food accessible and convenient to all. We all know it doesn’t get more convenient than Applegreen’s service stations.”
Applegreen, which operates over 200 forecourt sites across the UK, Ireland and US, said the addition of Freshii was part of its “strategic approach” of teaming up with international food concepts.
Joe Barrett, COO of Applegreen said: “Fast food can now mean healthy food. We’re working hard to cater for all our customer needs and help them make smart, healthy food choices while on the go. This exciting and innovative partnership with Freshii highlights our dedication to ensuring we stay true to that ethos.”