Irish Cafe franchise is Streats ahead of the rest!

Irish Cafe franchise is Streats ahead of the rest!

13 January 2012

The New Year got off to a great start for Irish Cafe franchise The Streat, as they recently opened two brand new outlets in Cork, creating eighteen new jobs in total in the area. 

Located on Cook Street and Blackpool shopping centre, these franchisees join Tralee as the third one opening in Munster in the last year and will bring the number of The Streat outlets established throughout Ireland up to thirty eight. 

Run by Daragh Fitzgerald (Cook Street) and Honor Dunworth (Blackpool), the franchisees owners had been training in Belfast for a month before opening their own stores just before Christmas. 

The Streat’s Munster representative Michael O’Toole, who previously co-owned a number of Specsavers franchises in the UK, commented on the new openings: “I am delighted to be bringing this unique opportunity to Cork, and the whole of Munster, especially in the current economic climate. The superb new business opportunity from ‘The Streat’ is now proving more viable with more affordable rent levels, continued bank support, realistic lease terms, and with the possibility of significant rent free periods – it is possible to make money again.”

 Michael also went on to state, “We carefully select the right people as franchisees and provide them with intensive training over four weeks as well as providing them with start up and on-going support. Already the stores have been very well received by the locals and we are opening another store in Ballincollig during March which will bring a further eight Jobs to Cork.” 

The Streat is owned by The Henderson Group, which holds the licence for Spar in the North and are also the market leading food service business in Northern Ireland. The rapid growth of The Streat is due to consistently providing great food and unique blended Streat coffee in contemporary surroundings and offering genuine partner type support to their franchisees and the highest level of award winning training. The Streat has twice won the National Training Awards and are currently the Irish Franchise Associations Franchise of the Year 2010. 

Visit  and for further details contact Michael O’Toole on 086 7809591 or email