- Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer opens its new flagship service station in Co. Carlow
DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has officially opened its new flagship service station at Junction 5 on the M9, Rathcrogue, Co. Carlow.
The opening of Topaz Junction 5 M9 sees 115 jobs created along with the introduction of three new food court offerings on the busy Dublin to Waterford road.
The innovative forecourt features a robust and varied retail and food court offering, including Topaz’s renowned healthy ‘food on the go’ offer – Re.Store, its latest Mexican street-food concept Cantina and a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as extensive self-service customer refreshment and coffee facilities.
Carlow footballer Brendan Murphy and local councillors were on hand to help cut the ribbon and open the new forecourt as well as meet with local Topaz customers as they joined the Easter Family Fun day on site.
Niall Anderton, Managing Director at Topaz commented that “Today marks the official opening of Topaz Junction 5 M9 and we are delighted to welcome customers through the doors to experience the broad range of services and quality food offerings available at the state-of-the-art foodcourt. Dublin to Waterford is one of the busiest routes in Ireland and we are excited to launch this full-service station to serve the needs of Irish Motorists as well as the local community of Rathcrogue and its surrounding areas.”
Adrian Crean, Managing Director, McDonald’s: “At McDonald’s we continue to follow a progressive expansion programme and our partnership with Topaz in Carlow, and later this year in Cork, are part of this programme. I would like to wish Bernard Byrne, our owner-operator in Carlow, and his team the best of luck in their new venture; and to welcome the newest members of the McDonald’s crew aboard.”
The service areas operate 24 hours a day, providing a full range of services to all road users day and night. There are in excess of 140 parking spaces, generous truck parking, charging points for electric vehicles, coach parking, carwash, wifi access, showering and toilet facilities.
There is a large indoor seating area, as well as external picnic and seating areas planned for the summer months.