Popular franchise opens first Irish restaurant in Cork

Following its success in Scotland and England, Black Rooster Peri Peri today opened its first Irish restaurant and takeaway in Carrigaline.

The new restaurant, which has created 20 jobs and represents an investment of €320,000, is located on the town’s main street and specializes in Peri Peri chicken made with its secret recipe that is prepared and grilled to perfection in the shop while the customer waits.

The franchise first opened in Glasgow in 2017 and has since expanded rapidly, with sixteen stores in Scotland and England to date.

The company expects to expand to more locations in Ireland in due course, with expansion plans in Munster in the next 18 months.

Black Rooster Peri Peri Carrigaline store owner Reggie Sweetnam said they were excited to bring the successful franchise to Cork and Ireland.

“We are delighted to bring Black Rooster Peri Peri to Cork and be the first to open in Ireland. We have been fans of Black Rooster Peri Peri for years and know they have almost a cult status amongst Peri Peri lovers in Scotland so we knew we had to bring it to Leeside.

“Carrigaline was an obvious location when the opportunity arose – it has a great community of residents and businesses, and we are eager to meet customers, both locals and passers-by. However, our plans are not limited to Carrigaline as the aim is to open stores in Ballincollig, Midleton, Waterford and Limerick,” said Sweetnam.

Kevin Bell, owner and manager of Black Rooster Peri Peri added: “Our brand is much loved in Scotland. Last year we opened our first store in England which has been a huge success so now opening in Ireland is a huge milestone for our business. We look forward to seeing more stores open across the country and can’t wait to see what the locals think!”

Black Rooster Peri Peri Carrigaline is open from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week and customers can dine in or take out signature dishes to enjoy at home.

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