Applegreen to Create Over 80 New Jobs in Limerick with Opening of New €10m Roadside Service Area

Applegreen to Create Over 80 New Jobs in Limerick with Opening of New €10m Roadside Service Area
Pictured at the official opening were; Mark Ryan, Head of M&S Food Applegreen and Laura Harper, Trading Director, Marks and Spencer Ireland and Northern Ireland, at the official opening of the new Applegreen at the Clondrinagh Roundabout in Limerick. Pic. Brian Arthur

Applegreen, M&S Food, Braeburn Coffee, Burger King, Subway and Bakewell now available at new service area at Clondrinagh in Limerick 

Applegreen, one of Ireland’s leading roadside retailers, is creating more than 80 new jobs with an investment of €10 million in a new service area at the Clondrinagh Roundabout in Limerick.

The new location will provide a fully operational service-station forecourt and bring several exciting brands to Clondrinagh, including M&S Food, Braeburn Coffee, Subway and a Bakewell deli. It will also boast a stand-alone Burger King Drive Thru restaurant.

The new service area at Clondrinagh will be Applegreen’s fourth location in Co Limerick and its thirtieth in Munster. The Clondrinagh service area will be open 24/7, 7 days a week, with the onsite restaurants open from 11am-11pm.

Through Applegreen’s partnership with M&S Food, the new Applegreen at Clondrinagh will feature Irish customers’ favourite M&S Food ranges, including fresh fruit, salads, Irish sandwiches, great quality fresh flowers, and convenient lunch and dinner options. M&S treats, such as Percy Pig sweets, M&S cookies, and Colin the Caterpillar cakes, will also be available, and the new store will also feature a Click & Collect service for selected M&S Clothing and Home product ranges.

Clondrinagh is Applegreen’s eighth location for its highly successful partnership with M&S Food. Up to 15 additional M&S Food at Applegreen “shop-in-shop” stores are planned the open by the end of this year, rising to 60 over the next decade.

Applegreen’s exclusive partnership with M&S Food complements the company’s leading roadside proposition in the Irish market and brings the M&S Food range to a much wider Irish customer base.

Applegreen Ireland Managing Director Fiona Matthews said: “The opening of the new Applegreen Clondrinagh service area is a landmark occasion for us and we are excited to bring Applegreen and our retail partners to the local area, thus creating over 80 new jobs. The award-winning M&S Food range is now available in Limerick for the first time, thanks to our innovative partnership and we know already that customers are very keen to sample the extensive range of M&S Food products available. This is really exciting for local customers and since we began our roll-out of partnership stores with M&S last year, we have seen a very positive customer reaction to the new range.

The new service area will also offer the local community a new stand-alone Burger King Drive Thru & Subway restaurant, Braeburn Coffee and Bakewell deli. On top of all this, there will be ample space for customers on site, including the very popular children’s play area and we really look forward to welcoming people from today.”

Applegreen is one of Ireland’s leading retail brands. It opened its first service station in Ballyfermot in 1992, and now operates almost 200 locations in the Irish market. Applegreen also has a significant business overseas, with operations in Britain and the United States, and a total of 620 locations and more than 700 branded food offers across its global network.