Four Star Pizza’s new CEO, Colin Hughes. Photo: Fennell Photography

Four Star Pizza eyes Ashbourne as possible new outlet location

Ashbourne has been identified as a possible location for one of 45 new stores to be opened by Four Star Pizza over the next three years, according to new company CEO, Colin Hughes.

Established in 1986, Four Star Pizza currently operates 42 outlets in the Republic of Ireland and 14 in Northern Ireland, but plans to bring its total number of stores to more than 100 by 2025, targeting 27 new stores in the Republic and a further 18 in the North.

Ireland’s biggest Irish pizza company opened its first store in Crumlin, Dublin, in 1986, and its first Northern Ireland store on Belfast’s Beersbridge Road in 1999. Now the company employs more than 1,000 people across its 56 stores on the island of Ireland, including 14 in Northern Ireland.

An average of 20 jobs per store will see the company create over 900 new jobs during this period.

The food giant now is on the hunt for ambitious local entrepreneurs who would like to earn a crust and grab a slice of success with one of the country’s largest pizza companies.

Interested parties do not need any previous pizza experience as Four Star Pizza will provide all the necessary training in food preparation, accounts, customer service, delivery and marketing.

"Our ultimate goal is for virtually everyone in Ireland, north and south, to have access to a local Four Star Pizza outlet, and we have identified Ashbourne as a strong potential location," said Colin Hughes.

"With this in mind, we are encouraging any potential entrepreneurs with a good head for business to consider joining our growing franchisee network in Ireland and becoming part of a progressive company with a very strong brand.

"So if any talented business brains in the area fancy a new challenge and think they have what it takes to run their own Four Star Pizza business, we’d be very happy to hear from them.

"Even if someone is currently running another franchise but is thinking of a change, we would encourage them to get in touch to hear about our exciting plans," added Colin.

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a Four Star Pizza franchisee can do so on or by sending an introductory email to, or calling the company on (01) 703 7300.