Well this is exciting news – Burger King is coming to Laois.
Applegreen, who own the Midway Food Court in Portlaoise, have posted an ad looking for a manager for Burger King.
It is unclear at this point when the fast food joint would be open but the fact they are advertising positions means that it can’t be far away.
Back in January 2018, plans for a Burger King in Laois were first mooted.
And back in August 2019, O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar closed down. LaoisToday understands that this is where the new Burger King will be placed.
The addition of Burger King would be the latest fast food company to set up in Portlaoise – as Supermacs, McDonalds and Eddie Rockets already have a presence elsewhere in the town.
A number of full and part-time jobs are expected to be created.
The Midway – and the adjacent Maldron Hotel – is an incredibly busy stop off and meeting point – used by both locals and people travelling on the M7.
The 90-bedroom Maldron Hotel underwent a significant investment back in 2017 with an upgrade to their Leisure Centre and bedrooms among the areas that were renovated.