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