It was announced today that Canadian restauranteur Pita Pit and Japanese eatery Musashi will join Krispy Kreme in occupying the newly redeveloped block at Ireland’s largest retail and leisure destination The Blanchardstown Centre.
Both units will extend to approximately 170 sq m and will feature new outdoor seating and dining areas. Multi Ireland have spent the last 12 months redeveloping the block which had been vacant for several years.
Pita Pit’s new Blanchardstown outlet will be its first in Ireland. Founded in 1995 as a healthy alternative to fast food, the company has over 500 outlets currently worldwide, mainly in the US and Canada.
The final unit in the block will be occupied by Sushi and Noodle bar, Musashi. The Japanese eatery founded by Emma Pei and Bo Lang has five existing restaurants in Dublin and the new Blanchardstown outlet will be their first in a shopping centre environment.
The announcement comes on the back of the opening of the first Krispy Kreme store in Ireland at The Blanchardstown Centre in September. The well-publicised Krispy Kreme opening was the most successful in the company’s long history, easily beating all previous records in their entire global portfolio of 1300 restaurants.
Apart from being the first Krispy Kreme here, it will also be the largest extending to over 500 sq m incorporating a children’s party area and interactive ‘Doughnut Theatre’ where customers can witness the entire doughnut production process.
Speaking this week, Head of Leasing at Multi Ireland, Simon Cooper said, "We are delighted to welcome Krispy Kreme and are particularly pleased that this is their debut Irish outlet and one of their top format Hotlight stores. This is a real coup for the Centre and along with the other new restaurants they will provide a real point of difference for Blanchardstown."
Centre Manager at Blanchardstown Centre, Joe Gavin added, "Krispy Kreme, Esquires, Pita Pit and Musashi will enhance and compliment the already wide restaurant offering at Blanchardstown. They will also appeal to a broad demographic and provide a blend of specialist, fast casual and healthy dining experiences."