The UK-headquartered fast-food chain Leon has no plans to curb its expansion in Ireland, despite the threat of an economic slowdown due to the coronavirus.
The company, which has two outlets in Dublin, plans to open 20 restaurants here by 2023.
Stuart Fitzgerald, managing director of Leon Ireland, said he doesn't expect any major change to that strategy.
"The Covid-19 crisis may extend the business plan out by six to 12 months, but I don't see a fundamental change.
"I think given our price point and given that we are a convenient and health offering there will be as much, if not more demand for it once the crisis is over," he said.
The company has "a number of properties" that it is taking delivery of later this year.