Camile franchise offering publicans income stream in Lockdown

As Government restrictions remain in place on pubs across the country putting previously viable businesses at risk, one company, Camile, is offering publicans a partial solution to restoring income streams through a flexible franchise model.


From left: The Garavogue's Laurie Kenna, Brian O'Sullivan and Sinead Canning "doing food better as part of our business than before".

From left: The Garavogue’s Laurie Kenna, Brian O’Sullivan and Sinead Canning “doing food better as part of our business than before”.

The Garavogue Bar, The Blind Tiger and Andersons rank among Sligo’s busiest venues. Like everyone else in the country Brian O’Sullivan, an experienced publican and nightclub owner, had to close his businesses during Lockdown but has now partnered with Camile Thai Kitchen, a leading Asian food brand specialising in home delivery.

Camile had only recently launched a new flexible, low-cost franchising model that makes use of unused or underused kitchen space.                      Within eight weeks of joining Camile – and an initial investment of approximately €35,000 – Camile Sligo opened its doors on the 28th July.

“There was huge hype in the town before we opened and it has just carried on,” said Brian.

In fact, Camile Sligo has become a top performer in the growing chain of 35 Camile restaurants.

“Our guests love the food, we’re doing food better as part of our business than before and the delivery and collection really adds to the turnover and makes us less dependent on footfall,” he added.

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