Northern Ireland’s homegrown pizzeria brand, Little Wing, is investing £450,000 in a new restaurant in Whiteabbey, County Antrim, creating 25 new jobs.
The arrival of Little Wing Whiteabbey, which will be located off the Shore Road, will bring the popular pizza chain’s total number of branches across Northern Ireland to nine.
Opening November 14, the restaurant will cater for 60 guests, offering authentic, made to order Naples-style pizzas, cooked in traditional 6ft woodstone pizza ovens. The latest expansion will bring the total number of people employed by Little Wing in Northern Ireland to 185.
To celebrate the forthcoming opening, Little Wing’s annual Little Stars bursary scheme, which launches in October, will be open to children’s clubs in the Whiteabbey area.
Since 2009 Little Wing Pizzeria has raised over £125,000 for children’s clubs, community groups, and charities across the Province.
This year, to mark the opening of the new restaurant in Whiteabbey, Little Wing is further increasing its bursary pot and encouraging people in the area to nominate their children’s clubs for the chance to receive a much needed £500 cash boost.
The Little Wing Little Stars bursary programme is open to all clubs working with children under the age of 13, which are located nearby to Little Wing’s restaurants across Northern Ireland: Holywood, Bangor, Newtownards, Enniskillen, Lisburn, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Ann Street, Belfast, Ballyhackamore in east Belfast and now, Whiteabbey.
Luke Wolsey, managing director, Little Wing, said: “We have been exploring continued expansion of the Little Wing brand across Northern Ireland, so when this space became available in Whiteabbey, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to serve the community in Newtownabbey.”
To apply for the Little Wing Little Stars bursary scheme, children’s clubs simply need to submit a 300-word entry or create a two-minute video explaining why they need the bursary and what it will be used for, along with the location of the club’s nearest Little Wing restaurant.
Entries are now open and submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Little Wing will begin recruiting for a variety of positions, including management roles, waiting staff, pizza chefs and kitchen porters in the coming weeks. Full details are available at www.beannchorcareers.com
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