Kanoodle opens at Maxol Lucan Road

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Brian Donaldson, CEO Maxol, with Brian Lee, Managing Director of award-winning franchise Freshly Chopped, and now also licensee of Maxol Lucan Road

Forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced the opening of its first Asian cuisine restaurant Kanoodle at its Lucan Road site.

The franchise has opened at the newly refurbished service station at Lucan Road, where its fourth outlet of healthy fast food franchise, Freshly Chopped, has also been revealed.

Maxol said the opening was an extension of its successful relationship with Brian Lee and Andy Chen of award-winning franchise Freshly Chopped, who have been appointed licensees by Maxol to operate Maxol Lucan Road in Dublin.

The refurbishment at Maxol Lucan Road follows an investment of €560,000 with the creation of 20 new jobs to include retail supervisors, shop sales assistants, and deli sales staff among others, bringing total employment at the site to 35.

Brian Donaldson and Brian Lee at the Lucan Road launch

The Kanoodle menu offers fresh authentic Asian dishes including noodles, soups, salads, stir-fries and curries, all made using guaranteed Irish meats and the freshest local produce where possible.

Successful healthy food franchise Freshly Chopped, meanwhile, provides a range of freshly made-to-order salads, wraps, soups and juices.

Brian Donaldson, Maxol’s Group CEO said: “We are delighted to create 20 new jobs at Maxol Lucan after an investment of over half a million euros. This is our fourth Freshly Chopped franchise and the first Asian cuisine offering, by Kanoodle, to be introduced.

“Maxol Lucan is our fifth opening in 2017 and showcases our fast-evolving retail strategy to bring our customers a wide range of convenient, healthy food choices in modern and attractive surroundings.”

Brian Lee, co-founder and managing director of Freshly Chopped said: “We’re incredibly proud of our partnership with Maxol and we are delighted to have further strengthened this relationship.

“Becoming licensees and taking over the management of an already well established Maxol location will provide us with the chance to learn about a new industry and apply some of the lessons we’ve learned building the Freshly Chopped brand.

“We set up Freshly Chopped in 2012, and the fact that this is our 26th outlet, only five years after opening our first store, is evidence that Ireland’s healthy eating revolution is still going strong. We’re looking forward to providing more customers across Ireland with the healthy eating choice they’re crying out for.”

Maxol said more investment is planned at a further 11 locations within the network throughout 2017.

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