Tipp firm to bring home the bacon with McDonalds deal

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes T.D., has welcomed the awarding of a major contract to a Tipperary producer.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes T.D., has welcomed the awarding of a major contract to a Tipperary producer.

Thurles based Dew Valley Foods has been awarded the contract to supply the 84 McDonald’s restaurants around the country with bacon which will be sourced from Ireland.

McDonalds uses up to 9 million pieces of bacon in Irish restaurants each year.

Welcoming the news, Minister Hayes said - “It is wonderful news not just for Tipperary, but for the Irish agri food sector as a whole. McDonalds is a global brand and this is a major vote of confidence in Irish food producers”.

He added that there is also scope for further growth, as it may, in the future look to expand that contract right across its European outlets.

He said “It’s also wonderful news for its 250 hard working employees at Dew Valley plant in Thurles as it secures their future at the company”.