Wicklow, Ireland-based food company The Happy Pear is to open a new café in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport.
The new outlet, which is located after security screening in T1, will be The Happy Pear’s fourth café and will open next month in association with HMSHost.
The menu will feature a wide range of healthy food, with hot and cold breakfast, lunch and dinner options available. Customers can also choose from Happy Pear hand-roasted coffee, cakes, vegan and vegetarian offerings, and sandwiches, salads, soups and hot food bowls.
“Dublin Airport is continually working to improve the passenger experience and the new Happy Pear outlet will be a great addition for our customers,” said Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison. “We are particularly delighted to welcome a new Irish food brand to the airport,” he added.
“The Happy Pear brand is synonymous not just with healthy, freshly prepared food options, but also with sustainable business practices, something Dublin Airport strongly supports,” according to Harrison.
The Happy Pear was founded in 2004 by twins Stephen and David Flynn. With 120 staff, it now consists of three cafés, a farm, a branded product range, a coffee roastery, and a range of online courses for happier, healthier living.
Walter Seib, chief executive of HMSHost International, said the company was delighted to be bringing The Happy Pear to Dublin Airport. “Alongside our global brands, we pride ourselves on successfully integrating local high-street brands into high-traffic locations of airports. Extending a sense of place with an emphasis on sustainability is laying a framework for a positive experience for our guests, and we are confident that The Happy Pear will be a vibrant and healthy addition to Dublin Airport.”
The new Happy Pear outlet at Dublin Airport will use fully compostable takeaway food containers, cups, cutlery and straws. Customers will also be rewarded through incentives such as a 20% discount on hot drinks if they use a reusable cup.
Image: Stephen and David Flynn of The Happy Pear with Vincent Harrison, managing director, Dublin Airport