More than 15 jobs look set to be created with the planned opening of a Hillbilly’s Fried Chicken restaurant in Galway City.
The Irish company has received the go-ahead from An Bord Pleanala to develop the former National Irish Bank on Eyre Square into a restaurant, which will the company invest €1.3m in the city.
Commenting on the result of the planning appeal, Hillbilly’s Director of Franchising Dermot Carberry, said the company received considerable support from the public when they initially announced that they were looking at the Galway market.
“We have gone though the planning process and have been granted planning permission for us to establish a Hillbilly’s Fried Chicken restaurant in Galway at Eyre Square. We are now considering our options here as we want to deliver the very best to our customers so they can experience the much loved Hillbilly’s product range.
“We have seen demand for our product rise nationwide considerably due to the fact that we only work with fresh chicken, which is prepared at each of our locations on a daily basis. Should we proceed with this location in Galway we shall be creating 15+ jobs with an investment of €1.3 million which has to be a welcome opportunity for Galway,” he said.
Hillbilly’s Fried Chicken won the 2012 Best Emerging Franchise at the Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Association Awards and is currently developing its network through franchising in Ireland and abroad. They currently have eight outlets in Republic of Ireland and expanded into Northern Ireland in 2011.