Saturday June 6, 2020

Candied Walnut cracks the commuter belt market

When Barry Hayden told people he was planning to open a restaurant in the commuter town of Portarlington, Co Laois, the feedback was not good.

2nd February, 2014
Barry and Dawn Hayden of The Candied Walnut. Picture: James Flynn

The Candied Walnut

**What it does:** cafe by day and restaurant by night

**Why it works:** ''We felt it was the right time to take the step, even though the economy was still belly up. Our view was that if we provided quality food at reasonable prices, people would come." **Barry Hayden,** owner-manager

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