We’re delighted to announce that Maxol Ballycoolin, featuring Abrakebabra, Bagel Factory and O’Briens Sandwich Cafe, has won a top accolade at the annual “Best in Fresh Awards” sponsored by Checkout Magazine for the Services at Ballycoolin. The ceremony took place on 3rd July at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin with over 250 top Irish retailers in attendance.
Maxol Ballycoolin was singled out as the winner in the “Forecourt Best Food To Go Offering” category. This category focuses purely on the forecourt, with particular focus placed on deli and hot-food-to-go. Retailers were also assessed on other fresh food categories within their stores.
The service station at Ballycoolin is the third largest in the Maxol network of 231 sites. Located in Dublin 15, on a 2.5-acre site, the Services were constructed in 2016 using a contemporary state of the art design. After a total investment of over €4m, Maxol Ballycoolin provides over 50 jobs in the area and offers well known food brands, O’Briens Sandwich Cafe, Abrakebabra, and Bagel Factory. The Maxol Group works with Aramark, a global specialist in food service, as its licensee to operate the Maxol Ballycoolin site.
Commenting on the award, Brian Donaldson, CEO, The Maxol Group said;
“Receiving this award is a testament to the investment, innovation and hard work by everyone in Maxol and Aramark, our partners at Maxol Ballycoolin, who have worked with us to bring this site to a level of recognised excellence. It is so rewarding to be recognised by an industry standard organisation such as Checkout Magazine and it bestows real confidence in everyone at Maxol who is involved in every step of sourcing, preparing, and serving our range of fresh menu options.”
The annual Checkout Magazine ‘Best In Fresh’ awards initiative was established to recognise excellence in the sale of fresh produce throughout Ireland and is now in its twelfth year.