Watch out Hungry Jacks; Supermac’s is coming to Australia 9 years ago

Watch out Hungry Jacks; Supermac’s is coming to Australia

Plans are in an advanced stage to open two outlets Down Under, one in Sydney, one in Perth.

Every so often you see a business and think ‘that’s a licence to print money’. And in the IrishEcho today, we spotted such a story. Irish fast food giant Supermac’s are working on opening their first branches outside Ireland, and they have chosen very wisely.


The website carries an interview with Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh and he outlines that there is only one spot for him; Bondi Junction.

“We’re now looking at one or two other sites there and we’re also looking for a franchisee there. We have a number of inquiries actually but I’m going over there now in October myself, to have a look around and interview some of the people that have shown an interest in it – both in Sydney and in Perth,” said Mr McDonagh.

“We’re working hard on it, but getting the right site is crucial and getting a site near where the vast majority of Irish people congregate – which is probably Bondi Junction area or that vicinity – is key.”

“It’s rare that properties are coming up, but we don’t really want to go anywhere else [in Sydney].”


With so many Irish either emigrated to that part of Sydney, or there for a year backpacking, the number of potential customers is simply huge. Northbridge in Perth is the probable location of the other site. We imagine most Irish emigrants get the occasional hankering for a snack box or some garlic and cheese fries and it sounds like they won’t have long to wait.

The plan was to have the outlets open by Christmas but that may have been pushed back now as they look for the right sites.

McDonagh also went on to say that, like Irish pubs abroad, he would like Supermac’s to be staffed by Irish people.

It’s a bit sad that there are so many Irish abroad that an idea like this will work but that’s the reality and we reckon it should be a roaring success.