Jobs to flow with Mexican food brand to open Limerick restaurant

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Boojum is to open on Patrick Street

Boojum is expected to open on Patrick Street

LIMERICK is set to welcome another top food brand with Mexican food chain Boojum to open in the city, providing a jobs boost in the process.

The company has this week sought job applications for a restaurant manager in Limerick.

And it appears like the chain will open its doors at the former Danske Bank unit at the Patrick Street-Denmark Street junction, with a huge hoarding erected over the shop frontage.

Cllr Vivienne Crowley, who chairs the council’s economic committee, has welcomed this new opening, as well as the re-opening of a number of other bars on Catherine Street in the city.

She said: “We need to encourage people into the city, and that includes students in the university and LIT. It’s good to see a focused plan in terms of the nightlife.”

Boojum already operates stores in Belfast, Dublin, Galway and Cork

The Mexican burrito chain was founded by husband and wife team John and Karen Blisard in Belfast with their own savings in 2007.

The firm had opened its second outlet in Dublin in 2010, and by 2014 had five locations across the island of Ireland - two in Belfast, two in Dublin and one in Galway.