Bray-based Four Star Pizza to cre­ate 200 jobs in new out­lets

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A BRAY-BASED com­pany is to cre­ate 200 jobs through­out Ire­land, its ex­pan­sion based on the fact that it’s cheaper to buy pizza and eat it at home than dine out.

‘Stay­ing in is the new go­ing out,’ ac­cord­ing to Ja­son Sheehy, the CEO of Bray’s Four Star Pizza com­pany, who says busi­ness is boom­ing in th­ese re­ces­sion­ary times.

The firm, which has its head of­fice on the South­ern Cross and a store on Cas­tle Street, is plan­ning to cre­ate 200 jobs across Ire­land over the next year with the open­ing of fran­chises in 10 new lo­ca­tions stretch­ing from Wex­ford to Omagh.

The ex­pan­sion will bring to 46 the num­ber of Four Star out­lets in the Repub­lic and North­ern Ire­land.

The com­pany opened its first store in Balls­bridge in 1988. Since then the head of­fice has been based first in Dun Laoghaire then Bray.

Ja­son Sheehy said that be­cause of the re­ces­sion there has been a rise in peo­ple or­der­ing food at home in the evenings in­stead of eat­ing out.

‘Peo­ple are go­ing for the cheaper op­tion, a dvd and a bot­tle of wine with a pizza,’ said the fi­nan­cial con­troller, adding that there is a marked spike in sales from Thurs­day to Sun­day.

He added that there is a much faster re­sponse to job ads than in the past, and a higher pro­por­tion of those re­sponses are com­ing from peo­ple in their 30s looking for a sec­ond, part-time job.

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