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SFA: How McDonald's beefed up Irish agriculture

With 85 outlets and 4,500 employees, McDonald's is probably the largest ''small company in Ireland.

11th May, 2014
Adrian Crean, managing director, McDonald's Ireland. Picture: Maxwells

With 85 outlets and 4,500 employees, McDonald's is probably the largest ''small company in Ireland. Despite being an internationally recognised brand, the chain is made up of owner-managed franchised businesses.

On top of this, it's also one of the biggest purchasers of Irish food products in the state. According to Adrian Crean, McDonald's managing director, the chain buys and exports approximately €200 million worth of agri-food products each year.

''We supply beef and dairy products to McDonald's...

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