Griolladh is the success story of the pandemic. Where many businesses came under intense pressure over the last 14 months, Griolladh has excelled, all while helping drive the rapidly growing Irish street food scene.

Jacob Long and Jack Brennan, the founders of grilled cheese go-to Griolladh, will celebrate the success of their lockdown start up with a charity walk in aid of The Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People. On Saturday 19th June, Jacob and Jack will start off from Bray at 8am and walk 45k to Malahide, the site of their first Griolladh food truck exactly one year ago. Donations are welcome at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/griolladh. A percentage of Griolladh sales that week will be donated, and Griolladh will also match the amounts donated in the collection boxes at each of their 5 locations!

 

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“The Capuchin Day Centre goes the distance so that no one goes hungry. We were looking for a way to mark a great first year for our fledgling food business and what better way to show our gratitude for the support we’ve received than to support their work with homeless people and those in need,” said Jacob. “It’ll be a long day and a long walk, but we plan to liven it up by logging our progress on social media, and a few friends will join us along the way!”

From a quickly converted trailer in a garden in Malahide, the lockdown inspired ‘Griolladh’ grilled cheese food truck now operates in 5 permanent locations across Dublin, with a staff of 40 and further openings planned. 

 

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With a passion for simple good food, using the best ingredients, Jack Brennan and Jacob Long turned furlough from their hospitality jobs into an exciting new food business. Quickly realising that office workers now based at home would have an appetite for something different, Griolladh was created to offer top class coffee, great pastries and superb grilled cheese sandwiches. 

Griolladh is now available in Malahide at Moyvil Coast Road, Bray at Beachpark, The Strand, Carrickmines Retail Park, Eatyard at Crossguns, Phibsboro and is due to open in Dundrum in July.

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