"Takeaways three or four times a week" - Camile Thai's Brody Sweeney on the growth of takeaway culture in Ireland 1 month ago

"Takeaways three or four times a week" - Camile Thai's Brody Sweeney on the growth of takeaway culture in Ireland

"In Rathmines you have 250 restaurants who will deliver to you within half an hour..."

Brody Sweeney is the founder of the Camile Thai restaurant chain and he has seen big changes to the way Irish people consume their takeaway food.

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He told Sonya Lennon, host of The Architects of Business, made in partnership with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, that changing lifestyles have resulted in huge changes in how young professionals view takeaway food.

"And the big change that's happened in our lifetimes, Sonya, is that when I was 18 or 25 a takeaway was once a month on the way home from the pub.

"And you didn't feel terrible about it because it wasn't very often.

"25-year-olds now living in cities are having takeaways in inverted commas, three or four times a week, not once a month.

"And they're doing that because they're spending way too much time on their screens so there's less home time, they just have busier lives"

Listen to Brody (a 2001 finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ programme) explain how Ireland has embraced takeaway food and how his restaurant have built their business around that trend.

Watch the interview here.

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