Strategic fit for Marcon with new restaurant chain

Strategic fit for Marcon with new restaurant chain
Jun 2013

Marcon Fit-Out has successfully completed the fit-out of the first Di Maggio’s Italian Caffé at Castle Court Shopping Centre, Belfast.

The five-week project was delivered on time and within budget.

Mark McElroy, Director, Marcon, commented: Di Maggio’s is Scotland’s largest independently-owned restaurant chain and we are delighted that they chose to work with Marcon on their first venture outside of Scotland. Our in-house specialist joinery manufacturing facility and long-standing relationship with global clients including McDonald’s was a major attraction for Di Maggio’s owners.”

Despite the worst economic downturn in a century Marcon has continued to grow and seek out new clients as well as creating new business opportunities with existing clients. The company has become synonymous with delivering high-quality fit-outs in niche markets.

Referring to the Di Maggio’s project Mark McElroy says: “Working with Di Maggio’s has been an exciting and challenging project. Work was carried out within an existing unit in an extremely busy food court environment at Castle Court. Features of the new Di Maggio’s Italian Caffé include curved bulkheads and a curved counter. All aspects are bespoke and were manufactured specifically for this project at our manufacturing facility in Antrim.”

Marcon was responsible for the fit-out of all elements of the back-of-house, which consisted of the installation of kitchen units and food preparation areas and the fit-out of the customer serving area.

Mark continues: “When customers choose to work with Marcon they have the reassurance that they are dealing directly with the decision makers and influencers in our company. We are a boutique fit-out company delivering bespoke projects for clients both locally and further afield. Having delivered a first-class project for Di Maggio’s first Italian  Caffé in Northern Ireland we hope to have created an opportunity for repeat business in the future.”

Managing Director of the Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group, Mario Gizzi, says: We are very pleased to open our first Italian Caffé in Castlecourt Shopping Centre; it is our launch pad into Northern Ireland in a popular shopping destination. Our Italian Caffé is just one of the Di Maggio’s brands that have enjoyed great success in Scotland. We hope in the future that we will have an opportunity to open further Di Maggio’s outlets across Ireland.”

“We have been impressed with the quality of work delivered by Marcon Fit Out and by their level of professionalism demonstrated by staff who have been carrying out the work in a busy food court environment.”