Left: Marqette general manager, Michael Thornton; Dublin Airport’s Audrey O’Hagan; and Marqette executive chef, Peter Brennan in Dublin Airport
Eighty new jobs are being created at Dublin Airport with the opening of a new restaurant area. Marqette, the new food and beverage outlet, will open at the end of August in Terminal 1.
The new dining area is being modeled on an outdoor food market, offering locally sourced produce and fresh artisan breads baked on site. The restaurant, which is currently under construction, is located after the security screening area in Terminal 1. It will cater for more than 260 people and will feature a vintage Citroën van selling freshly made omelettes and crêpes.
“Marqette will offer passengers a fantastic range of freshly prepared food options in an earthy rustic setting. The restaurant has been designed specifically for good customer flow to ensure people are served quickly,” according to Dublin Airport’s food and beverage manager, Brendan Dee.
The 80 new jobs being created by Marqette will further expand Dublin Airport’s already significant economic impact. A major economic study produced earlier this year found that Dublin Airport supports and facilitates up to 97,400 jobs in the Irish economy and this activity is worth €6.9bn (US$7.7bn) to the Irish economy. The airport directly supports a total of 15,700 jobs on the airport campus and at airport related businesses, the study concluded.