McElhinneys and The Hatter Coffee Co join forces for the best shoppers’ pick-me-up

first_imgMcElhinneys of Ballybofey has announced that it will begin serving coffee from the Hatter Tearoom in Stranorlar from tomorrow, Friday 16th March. In another step towards supporting and promoting local businesses, these two companies have come together to create an amazing offering of the best coffee the Twin Towns has to provide!The Hatter Story starts back in 2014 when the husband and wife team of Paddy and Shelley McMeniman took the bold step of opening their first Hatter Tearoom in Stranorlar. Using their combined experience from other roles, they believed they could create the perfect venue – with the best food, excellent customer service and great value for money. Staying true to their original mantra all these years has resulted in a hugely successful business, and multiple award wins for Customer Service among others. Always a warm welcome at the Hatter Tea RoomIn 2016, Paddy took on the initiative to train as a Barista and progressed to become a trainer himself, so he could pass on this new knowledge and skills on to his team here in Stranorlar. From this the Hatter Barista College was born, which now supplies individuals and companies alike with certificates and new skills in making the perfect cup of coffee.Just last year, Paddy and Shelly took another step into the business world and began operating the Hatter Express in Ballybofey. This new enterprise places emphasis on grab and go, without quality being compromised! With either of the stores, you can order in store, or use the Badoo app to order ahead. Amazingly the Hatter is the only company outside of Dublin to utilise this handy app. With the success of the 2 stores, the opportunity arose to sell their own branded coffee, roasted exclusively for the Hatter. The Hatter’s own coffee can be found in over 10 locations around the North West, the latest being with McElhinneys! Both the Hatter and McElhinneys are incredibly proud to be able to work together and continue to provide the best of service for all our customers! Paddy will be in-store in McElhinneys from 11am on Friday, 16th March where we will be serving FREE coffee all day today, and Paddy will be demonstrating his Barista skills with the Hatter’s unique coffee. Be sure to pop in-store if you’re around Ballybofey!McElhinneys and The Hatter Coffee Co join forces for the best shoppers’ pick-me-up was last modified: April 24th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessCaféCoffeehattermcelhinnneysshop locallast_img read more

Intel to open new megalab and hire 350 more Ticos

first_imgMicrochip giant Intel announced Tuesday afternoon that it will open a “one-of-a-kind” product testing laboratory in Costa Rica and hire another 350 Ticos a day after President Luis Guillermo Solís met with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in Silicon Valley, California, on Monday.The presidency confirmed the news Tuesday in a joint statement with the Foreign Trade Ministry and CINDE, the private agency tasked with promoting investment in Costa Rica.The new so-called “mega lab,” part of the company’s research and development arm, will carry out quality control testing on Intel products in development before they move on to manufacturing.The quality testing team will join Intel’s remaining Costa Rica operation, including 700 employees in the engineering and design center and 800 employees who work for the company’s service center.“I want to reaffirm the message that Costa Rica is a country open for business, where the talent of Costa Ricans and our competitiveness gives us an excellent letter of introduction for multinational corporations that generate high quality jobs for our people. This news confirms to the world that Costa Rica is and will continue to be one of the principal players in the big leagues of attracting hi-tech businesses,” Solís said in a statement Tuesday.Intel and the Costa Rican government also announced discussions to develop a laboratory for small and medium-sized businesses inside Intel facilities as a way to spark entrepreneurship and share knowledge.The timing of Intel’s announcement was a score for Solís. Intel’s decision in April to close its manufacturing facility in Costa Rica followed shortly by Bank of America’s announcement that it would shutter its customer service center was a one-two punch against the incoming Citizen Action Party (PAC) administration. Many critics saw the timing as tacit disapproval from foreign investors about the PAC government and future investment prospects in the small country that has made a name for itself as a Latin American leader in hi-tech manufacturing.Intel’s microchips manufactured in Costa Rica made up 20 percent of national exports in 2013.Before his first trip to the United States as president of Costa Rica, Solís hinted at a possible deal with Intel to expand its trimmed operations here during a press conference on June 3, but he stopped short of confirming any deal with the global manufacturer.The announcement builds on news Monday that the cloud computing company VMware would expand its staff in Costa Rica to 450 in 2015. Facebook Comments Related posts:South Korean company confirms opening of yarn spinning plant in Costa Rica UK minister of state makes first visit to Costa Rica President Solís claims quick victory in first US tour Costa Rica, China to explore creation of ‘special economic zones’last_img read more