Making it Work

Rolling Donut boss turns attention to healthy treat market with Clever Foods acquisition

Lisa Quinlan has seen the family business expand from its one iconic stall in O’Connell Street to four individual brands

Lisa Quinlan: ‘I still have so much to learn about this whole new business’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The woman behind a Dublin-based donut franchise is hoping to scale up staff, expand her premises and conquer the healthy treat market after acquiring her fourth business.

The Rolling Donut – which you might recognise from its original premises, a kiosk on O’Connell Street – was founded in 1978 by Mick Quinlan.

His daughter Lisa now stands at the helm of the company, and has seen the firm expand from one stall to four individual ...