The newly extended Junction 14 Mayfield on the M7 will open in July with the addition of 5 new food brands.
Already home to Spar, Texaco, Supermac’s, Papa John’s and Insomnia, Junction 14 Mayfield will soon welcome Chopped, Zambrero, Subway, Gino’s Gelato and Mayfield Fare. The multi award-winning motorway service station which originally opened in 2011 has undergone a major extension over the past 12 months which is set to be complete in a short number of weeks.
As well as a great choice of places to eat at Junction 14 Mayfield, there is also a much larger seating area, an extended car, bus and truck parking, as well as a number charging points for electric vehicles to cater for Ireland’s growing electric car fleet. The new seating area will open on June 29th, and the full choice of brands will be available from late July.
Liam Fitzpatrick, director of the Lidon Group, said that these were exciting times for Junction 14 Mayfield.
“We are delighted to open the newly extended Junction 14. After trading successfully since 2011, we knew that we needed to extend the food offering, and the facilities, to be able to offer a better customer experience,” he said.
The New “Normal”
Even though the extension project was delayed due to the recent health crisis, during the construction of Junction 14 – Phase 2 there were approximately 30 working on the site before the lockdown and since restrictions were eased on building sites.
“The Covid-19 crisis unfortunately resulted in 90% of our sales being wiped out during the course of the lockdown, but we are hopeful that this will recover gradually over the remainder of the Summer and Autumn,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.
“Before the Covid-19 crisis there were up to 150 employees in Junction 14 Mayfield, and our priority right now is to reinstate those employees as soon as possible, as the country goes back to work, and as the new normal is established. Our entire team have been fantastic and have helped to establish Junction 14 Mayfield as a motorway site renowned for quality and service excellence. The hope is that, with the new brands and increased capacity, the number of employees will increase over time,” he added.
“Serving the customers’ needs and being able to provide them with what they want is key to achieving sustainable success in this sector,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.
“Commuters on the M7 today are looking for convenience and excellent service, and that is something we always remember that quick and quality meal solutions need to be our key offering.”
The Lidon Group operates a number of forecourt convenience stations including Monread Fare in Naas, Newlodge Service Station in Monasterevin, and M3 Services in Mulhuddart.