Following its success across 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 from its own secret recipe which is prepared and grilled by perfection in store while the customer waits.
The franchise opened in Glasgow in 2017 and has grown rapidly since, with sixteen stores across Scotland and England to date.
The company plans to expand to other sites across Ireland in due course, with plans to expand to Munster over the next 18 months.
Black Rooster Peri Peri Carrigaline store owner Reggie Sweetnam said they were delighted to bring the successful franchise to both Cork and Ireland.
“We are delighted to bring Black Rooster Peri Peri to Cork and to be the first to open in Ireland. We’ve been a fan of Black Rooster Peri Peri for years and know they have almost cult status among Peri Peri enthusiasts in Scotland, so we knew we had to bring it downwind.
“Carrigaline was an obvious place when the opportunity arose; there is a large community of residents and businesses, and we look forward to meeting customers – locals and passers-by. Our plans don’t just stop at Carrigaline, as the aim is to open stores in Ballincollig, Midleton, Waterford and Limerick,” Mr Sweetnam said.
Kevin Bell, owner and manager of Black Rooster Peri Peri added: “Our brand is very popular in Scotland. Last year we opened our first store in England which was a huge success. The opening in Ireland is therefore an important step for our company. We can’t wait to see more stores open across the country and we can’t wait to see what locals think!”
The Black Rooster Peri Peri Carrigaline is open from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week and guests can dine in or take out the signature dishes to enjoy at home.