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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Wexford businessman branches out into Asian street food

Wexford businessman Michael Hayes.
Wexford businessman Michael Hayes.

wexford businessman Michael Hayes is expanding his operations in Wexford with a new healthy Asian street food franchise in what was the old Chocolate Bar and Night Club.

Wexford-based tech start-up Scurri recently announced plans to move from the Innovate Building in the Bullring into the former bar and night club where the dance floor is being converted into an open plan office.

Now, it has been revealed that Mr Hayes, who already owns a number of diverse businesses in the town and county, including two O'Brien's Sandwich Bars, will be opening a Ramen Asian Street Food franchise in the remaining vacant section of the the town centre building.

Ramen currently has branches in and around Cork city.

The company said the Wexford franchise was its first outside Cork and it was hoped that it would be up and running by Easter.

'It's a naturally health alternative to fast food, a large number of the dishes are under 600 calories,' said Ramen managing partner Deirdre O'Brien, 'all our ingredients are raw and none are frozen.'

Michael Hayes could not be reached for comment, but he is already looking for staff, from cooks to front of house staff for his latest venture.

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