McGettigan's works on its global expansion

Dennis McGettigan outlines plan to increase worldwide footprint of Irish pub concept

McGettigan's in JLT
McGettigan's in JLT

In an interview with Caterer Middle East, McGettigan’s founder Dennis McGettigan revealed plans for the Irish concept to be expanded on a global scale.

With multiple locations in the UAE and Ireland, the Irish pub will next be seen in Singapore and New York. McGettigan said: “What we’re doing now is Singapore which should open on March 17, 2015, St Patrick’s Day. New York I’m hoping to open on February 28.”

He also said the brand is actively pursuing other opportunities. He revealed: “I’m going to look at London and Doha. We should have these open by September 2015. I want to expand in Europe, and the United States in a large way. I would like to get into Africa and India."

Did you like this story?
Click here for more

McGettigan continued: "I want to try and have a situation whereby whatever airport you’re in, or whatever city you’re in, you know there’s a McGettigan’s not too far away. We want to aim for 50-70 McGettigan’s over the next five years.”

The first McGettigan’s site opened four years ago in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Dubai. That is also undergoing a few changes with an AED 7 million expansion [US $1.9 million], which will see the creation of a “gig room by adding an extra 3000 square feet to the existing premises on the same level".

Read the full interview with Dennis McGettigan on page 22 of the January 2015 issue of Caterer Middle East.

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine