A double-decker bus has been transformed into a restaurant on wheels,.
The Volvo bus has been reborn as Romayo’s Roadster – a fully-fitted foodie venue which took the family-run chain 12 weeks to convert at a cost of €200,000.
Romayo’s operations director, Dario Macari, said: “When the pandemic hit, opening up new outlets became very difficult because construction activity was halted.
“So we thought we would create an American-style drive-in and treat it as a destination so people could escape their homes. It is still a public service vehicle – but in a very different way.” The roadster, believed to be the largest mobile food operation in Ireland, officially launched on bank holiday Monday and is parked off junction eight of the N11 near Pluck’s in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow.
Everything was tailor-made, using 100% Irish materials. Picture: Conor McCabe/PA Wire
And if it takes off, the firm is considering opening a sit-down restaurant in Kilmacanogue – and using the bus to feed crowds at festivals, concerts and major sporting events.