Supermacs founder is sorry to close outlets due to pandemic

The founder and owner of Supermacs says he is sorry to have to close his outlets around the country for the next several weeks but that there was no other choice to make.

Pat Mc Donagh says many of his 8,000 staff around the country have been with the company for some years and it’ hard to have to let them go for a number of weeks.

He says though that health has to come before everything else in this emergency and he’s welcomed the fact that the government has introduced packages to support people who will be out of work during this time.

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Supermacs outlets around the country will close from around 7 o’ clock this evening.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show this morning the Supermacs boss says people should remember that this is a temporary situation and there will be a return to business afterwards: