Dew Valley Meats have been awarded a contract to supply up to nine million pieces of cooked bacon to the McDonald’s Fast Food Chain, right across Ireland. The multimillion Euro five year deal will see all 84 McDonald’s restaurants in Ireland supplied with bacon, fully sourced from Dew Valley Meats, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
This contract also has the potential to provide additional McDonald’s markets in Europe up to 2018.
Dew Valley Meats Thurles is a privately owned, independent company operated by Thurles Chamber Member and Managing Director Mr Jack Blake, with an EU-approved ultra-modern factory, head-quartered on the Holycross Road, less than 1 mile west of Thurles, and currently employs approximately 250 people in its modern state of the art production facility.
Thurles Chamber President Mr PJ Shanahan stated yesterday “This contract is a significant vote of confidence in the Tipperary agri-food sector, coming as it does from McDonald’s, the world’s leading global food brand.”
Also congratulating Dew Valley, the Irish Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney stated; “Companies like Dew Valley are leading the way in terms of quality, commitment to sustainability and efficiency.”