Four Star Pizza to open 45 new stores and create 900 new jobs in Ireland 2 months ago

Four Star Pizza to open 45 new stores and create 900 new jobs in Ireland

Good news, no matter how you slice it.

Following the appointment of a new CEO, Four Star Pizza has announced plans to open 45 new stores across Ireland, creating 900 new jobs in the process.

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There are currently 42 shops in the Republic of Ireland and 14 in Northern Ireland, but the current aim is to operate more than 100 stores by 2025.

Four new stores are already scheduled to be opened this year, with 16 more set to open in 2023, and a further 25 in 2024, said new CEO Colin Hughes in a statement revealing the news on Tuesday (26 July).

“Our ultimate goal is for virtually everyone in Ireland, north and south, to have access to a local Four Star Pizza outlet, and the road to achieving that has already started," Hughes said.

“From the outset, my priority was to carry out a full review of the business and speak to each and every one of our valued franchisees, who have been amazing in helping me understand the many facets and challenges of running one of the country’s biggest franchisee networks.

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“Add the current situation in Ukraine and a cost-of-living crisis into the mix and, as far as the wider business environment goes, we’re currently in the midst of a perfect storm but the frontline feedback from our franchisee base remains positive with sales volumes and average transaction spends holding up well.

“The good news, from a Four Star Pizza point of view, is that we are operating from a position of strength, having just enjoyed our best year to date in 2021, and having carried out a data-driven location analysis of our business, I am very excited at the potential to grow the business across many areas, not least geographically,” he added.

More information on about becoming a Four Star Pizza franchisee is available here.