Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer are investing €1.9 million in new building projects in Cork and Waterford.
€1.5 million is going towards three Cork locations leading to the creation of 14 new jobs.
The investment sees substantial upgrades to Maxol Ballincollig, Maxol Skehard Road and Maxol Carrigaline.
Maxol Ballincollig has unveiled a brand new Maxol Deli, a new rotisserie and an Insomnia café. It can now seat 23 people and offers the newly-launched, freshly brewed ROSA coffee, Maxol’s high-quality exclusive brew.
Maxol Skehard Road has welcomed the award-winning food franchise Freshly Chopped, a new Maxol Deli, rotisserie, ROSA Coffee and seating for 15.
The investment in Maxol Carrigaline sees the introduction of Abrakebabra as well as a brand new Maxol Deli along with the new ROSA coffee brand, which is proving hugely popular, right across the country.
Donal Spillane, Licensee of Maxol Ballincollig and Maxol Skehard Road said the reaction from customers has been very positive:
“The response to the new menus has been fantastic. People have access to fresh choices when they are on the go, but there’s also the option to sit in if they have a bit more time to spare. Our new ROSA coffee has really been going down a treat and sets us apart for motorists, shoppers and passers-by who want a freshly-brewed, high quality coffee.”
Shane Cantillon, Licensee of Maxol Carrigaline has seen a similar reaction:
“The investment has resulted in an offering that is more modern and inviting and we have certainly seen a great response to the additional food choices as we evolve into a destination location for convenience and value with something for everyone.”
The substantial refurbishment of these three locations in Cork is part of Maxol’s ongoing investment into the transformation of its service station facilities across the country.
Siobhan Grimes, Head of Retail, The Maxol Group added:
“Our aim is to make life a little simpler for our customers and we are constantly looking at ways to improve our facilities and our food offering. Whether they are passing through in the morning or late at night for a coffee, a sandwich or some daily grocery essentials, the quality needs to be consistent. As we continue our nationwide investment strategy, we look forward to enhancing the overall offer and experience for our growing number of customers.”
The Maxol group also invested €400,000 in the refurbishment of Maxol Kingsmeadow, Co Waterford, leading to the creation of nine new jobs for the area.
“Maxol Kingsmeadow opened in 2014 and has become a central part of the local community in Waterford. As well as creating nine new jobs for the area, this recent investment means there is now a wider range of healthy menu options from our new Maxol Deli, a new rotisserie offering freshly cooked chickens and of course the delicious menu offered at Abrakebabra. Our new ROSA coffee has already proved to be a big hit and we now have seating for 24 people, which is ideal for those with a little more time to spare. It’s important to us all at Maxol to be at the heart of the community and I’d like to thank the team at Maxol Kingsmeadow for all their hard work in achieving this.”
Valdas Kirelis Licensee of Maxol Kingsmeadow, commented:
“The upgrade to our service station means we can continue to meet the needs of each of our customers to a high standard, whether they are grabbing a coffee or doing a top up grocery shop on the way home from work. We had a great turnout for our reopening and look forward to welcoming both new and returning customers in the year ahead to experience our improved service offering.”