US-style treats are an all round success in Ireland

Greater cost control was the impetus that prompted George Ardagh, a sales rep in the food industry, to set up his own production facility making American-style doughnuts for the Irish market.

20th July, 2013
George Ardagh, founder of Empire Donuts. Photo: Feargal Ward

Empire Donuts

**What it does:** fresh US-style doughnuts

**Why it works:** "We are the only company making fresh American-style yeast-raised doughnuts and distributing them daily six days a week. They are made from scratch every morning and we make our icings and glazes from scratch every morning. Our stock is delivered fresh every day." - George Ardagh, founder

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