Ireland’s largest indigenous support service organisation, Mount Charles, has won a four-year catering services contract with Maynooth University in Kildare.
The deal, will see the family-owned business provide food and beverage services to the University’s 14,000 students, staff and visitors onsite, which will continue to grow over the duration of the contract.
Mount Charles will run all the Maynooth University foodservice operations on the campus including restaurants and cafes. The main student restaurant, Phoenix, has received a complete rebrand to become Urban Square Food Co and Urban Square Coffee Co, boasting large graffiti artwork, pool tables and foosball tables.
A new brand, Pop, has been introduced to the Arts Building, offering sweet treats such as milkshakes, bubble waffles, and ice cream. Improvements have been made to the Starbucks café, situated in the John Paul II Library, and Mount Charles’ own Mexican street food brand, Coco Diablo, has been installed in the John Hume Building.
Terry Woods, Commercial Director, Mount Charles Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to have secured this contract and our team is delighted to be working with one of the most prestigious universities in Ireland.
“We are looking forward to working alongside Maynooth University and deliver on our ambitious plan to completely transform the campus restaurants and cafes and offer something really unique to students, staff and visitors.”
Michael Rafter, Director of Campus and Commercial Services at Maynooth University, said: “Mount Charles’ creativity and innovation immediately stood out for us and their understanding of our student population and campus was a strong element of their proposal.”
The company has also recently added a catering contract with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to its Republic of Ireland client portfolio, alongside contracts with RTÉ, Griffith College Dublin, the Public Appointments Service, Ordinance Survey Ireland, Abbey Theatre, National Aquatic Centre and Custom House in Dublin.