Supermac’s €32m spend on Irish farm produce

Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh with IFA President Joe Healy.
Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh with IFA President Joe Healy.

Supermac’s has committed to spending €32million on Irish produce in 2018 following a meeting with the President of the IFA, Joe Healy and IFA officials in the Irish Farm Centre.

Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, said that the family chain of restaurants was projecting a spend of €32million on Irish farm produce in 2018.

“This is a very strong endorsement of the quality of Irish produce on Irish farms and I am proud to serve it in each of our restaurants,” Mr McDonagh said.

“We are strongly committed to Irish farmers and the farming community in general.  We are 40 years in business this year and since we started in Ballinasloe in 1978 we have always looked to local suppliers wherever possible, be that for farm produce or construction materials,” he added.

“Since we introduced our Fresh range of beef and chicken products, customers have indicated that quality, taste and traceability are key factors when they are choosing their food. We work hard to let them know that our beef and chicken comes from Irish farms and supports Irish farm families.

“We still have some of the same suppliers that we had 35 years ago and that depth of relationship and the trust built up over the years is key to the success of our Fresh range,” he said.

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