Glan agus Glas (Clean and Green) at Supermac’s & Papa John’s

We are delighted to announce that we will introduce 100% recyclable cups, paper straws and create Green Teams in each outlet as part of a major initiative to Go Green. The country’s largest quick service family restaurant will make 5 key changes as part of  its Glan agus Glas (Clean and Green) initiative:

  1. 100% recyclable cups
  2. Paper straws to replace plastic straws
  3. Biodegradable burger wrap
  4. Introduction of dispensers for sachets and napkins
  5. Creation of Green Teams in each outlet

The announcement was made by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten T.D. at the official opening of the newly redeveloped Casey’s Service Station in Roscommon Town. “We recognize the strain that single use plastics are having on our environment and that every little bit counts,” Supermac’s MD Pat McDonagh said.  “We undertook a trial period of a number of initiatives in our Westport outlet and following on from that as well as a consultation process with our staff, I am delighted to announce the Glan agus Glas initiative. These are real initiatives and not targets,” he said. “We have already started working with Irish companies in Ennis and Belfast to supply the Glan agus Glas programme and customers will see these changes immediately. All of our cups will be 100% recyclable by September, our burger wrap is biodegradable and we will start the process of introducing paper straws immediately.”

Announcing the our Supermac’s Go Green initiative at Casey’s in Roscommon Town the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten stated:

“Plastic waste is a global crisis and it takes leadership and action from all of us, collectively and individually, in order to tackle this problem and reduce the generation of plastic waste in our environment. Supermacs is leading by example by taking practical measures such as replacing plastic straws with paper straws, 100% recyclable cups and bio-degradable wrapping. I am extremely pleased to see these new changes being introduced across their 110 outlets. I am confident the Glan agus Glas initiative will bring a welcome reduction in the generation of plastic waste, greater environmental awareness and behavioural change particularly as the Green Teams begin their work.”

Supermacs Pat McDonagh & Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten T.D


Supermac’s is Ireland’s largest indigenous quick service restaurant chain.  The franchise currently has 110 outlets across the country with 3 more scheduled to open in the next 6 weeks.  Supermac’s also operates the Papa John’s Pizza brand and SuperSubs which provide Supermac’s customers with additional healthy options.  The Barack Obama Plaza, which opened on the M7 Motorway 2014 is now joined by Tipperary Town Plaza, the Mallow N20 Plaza, the Galway Plaza near Loughrea and the Charlestown Service Station in Mayo as part of the destination motor services businesses developed on key national roads by Pat & Una McDonagh. They have also expanded their hospitality business interests through the Só Hotel group that includes The Castletroy Park Hotel, The Loughrea Hotel & Spa, The Charleville Park Hotel and The Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise and, most recently, The Athlone Springs Hotel.

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