Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Carlow and Cork
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

140 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2018


Fast food company McDonald's is to create 140 new jobs through the opening of two Topaz service stations, in counties Carlow and Cork. The Cork-based station will be open in the autumn of 2017, while the Carlow station is expected to be up and running by March 2018. 

McDonald's, which employs 941 people in Ireland, is investing €2 million in the expansion project, with Topaz investing €14 million. In addition to the 140 jobs created at McDonald's, Topaz is also creating 90 new jobs, nearly half of which will be full-time, through the expansion.


  • 21 February 2017: RTE
  • 21 February 2017: Irish Independent


Eurofound (2017), McDonald's, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 90308, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90308.