Maxol has announced the opening of its first Mexican restaurant Zambrero at Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk following a €260,000 investment.
The refurbishment at Dundalk has created seven new jobs, bringing total employment levels at the Maxol service station to 25.
Darragh Fanning, former rugby union player and general manager of Zambrero Ireland, opened the first branch of the restaurant with three partners in 2016. The Australian founded, quick service restaurant franchise, which has a focus on healthy Mexican food, already has five branches open in Ireland, making the Maxol at Dublin Road, Dundalk, its sixth outlet.
Darragh Fanning, general manager of Zambrero Ireland, and former Rugby Union Player said: “We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with Maxol and look forward to working together on our first restaurant. Our plan is to launch four new restaurants this year and we’re very pleased to have this opportunity with Maxol. Irish palettes are changing, and while Mexican cuisine is already very popular in Ireland, we hope to provide the growing number of health-conscious customers with a delicious and beneficial choice.”
The Maxol Dundalk service station, located on the M1, opened in October 2015 and provides a range of facilities to make life a little more simple, particularly for customers who are time-poor and looking for quality, fresh food on the go. The redeveloped site includes the company’s award-winning fresh food offering from the Maxol Deli and new Rosa Coffee brand, contemporary seating area, high spec washrooms, full off-licence, as well as complimentary wi-fi. A drive-through car wash and pay at pump facilities providing fuel 24 hours are also available.
Commenting on this new venture Brian Donaldson, CEO, The Maxol Group, said: “We look forward to growing our relationship with Darragh and all of the team at Zambrero. We are delighted to create 7 new jobs at Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk. The introduction of Zambrero, and upgrade to our Dundalk Services, continues our fast-evolving retail strategy to bring our customers a wide range of convenient shopping and quality food choices to make their day as easy as possible. We wish Darragh every success with Zambrero and look forward to bringing a healthy option to our customers in Dundalk.”