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From TheJournal.ie Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations Startups And Tech

Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

From TheJournal.ie Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores Food And Drink

Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores

The chain is keen to expand beyond the Irish capital.

From TheJournal.ie 3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five Food And Drink

3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five

The entrepreneur is also dreaming of rolling out a coffee shop overseas someday.

From TheJournal.ie A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog Food And Drink

A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog

The Scottish maker of Punk IPA beer is staying tight-lipped on the matter.

From Business ETC UK chain Leon spotted a third Dublin restaurant location – but is in no rush to open it Food And Drink

UK chain Leon spotted a third Dublin restaurant location – but is in no rush to open it

The fast-food outfit is hoping to roll out 20 Irish branches by 2023.

From TheJournal.ie Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice Startups And Tech

Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice

The online marketplace wants to secure a niche place in the market dominated by larger firms.

From TheJournal.ie Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go Food And Drink

Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go

Dublin City Council said it’s investigating the matter.

From Business ETC Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores Food And Drink

Offbeat Donut has secretly franchised in Prague - and is plotting more Irish stores

The chain is keen to expand beyond the Irish capital.

From Business ETC 3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five Food And Drink

3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five

The entrepreneur is also dreaming of rolling out a coffee shop overseas someday.

From Business ETC A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog Food And Drink

A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog

The Scottish maker of Punk IPA beer is staying tight-lipped on the matter.

From Business ETC After years running the Science Gallery cafe, Cloud Picker's founders will open their own space Food And Drink

After years running the Science Gallery cafe, Cloud Picker's founders will open their own space

Frank Kavanagh and Peter Sztal have been manning the Trinity College outlet for nearly a decade.

From Business ETC Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations Startups And Tech

Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

From TheJournal.ie Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go Food And Drink

Burger joint BuJo wants to topple a decade-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go

Dublin City Council said it’s investigating the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations Startups And Tech

Booking app Zazu wants to solve the 'age-old' problem of awkward restaurant reservations

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

From TheJournal.ie Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice Startups And Tech

Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice

The online marketplace wants to secure a niche place in the market dominated by larger firms.

From Business ETC Food officials are concocting a way to sell dairy online to social-savvy mothers in China Food And Drink

Food officials are concocting a way to sell dairy online to social-savvy mothers in China

Bord Bia is trying to flog milk-based wares on sites like NASDAQ-listed JD.com.

From TheJournal.ie Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

The company’s Slammin’ Ramen concept was first tested in London.

From Business ETC Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice Startups And Tech

Why 'under-the-radar' Marvin wants to become the number-two food delivery choice

The online marketplace wants to secure a niche place in the market dominated by larger firms.

From TheJournal.ie How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters Retail And Services

How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters

Commentators have likened the sugary food and drink category to tobacco in the past.

AWARD-WINNING DUBLIN BURGER restaurant BuJo has asked Dublin City Council to overturn a 16-year-old planning rule so it can keep selling food to-go at its Sandymount Green outlet.

The firm has applied for retention permission from city planners to give it clearance for “the consumption of food off the subject premises”, which it said would contribute to the “viability of the business”.

A restriction first imposed in 2003 in an original application for a duplex apartment over a ground-floor restaurant forbid the operation of a takeaway at the Dublin 4 site.

At the time, An Bord Pleanála stated that the original development could go ahead on the condition that “the restaurant shall not provide a ‘take-out’ service … in the interest of residential amenity”.

BuJo opened in the space in 2017. In a submission to the council, prepared on its behalf by property advisor RW Nowlan & Associates, the company noted that the “principle uses of a restaurant have changed somewhat” since the early noughties.

It stated that a “vast number of restaurants in the Dublin region” operate some kind of “off-premises food consumption”.

“The subject restaurant is no exception to this, with the adjoining restaurant operators also trading outside the parameters of the traditional restaurant uses,” it said.

Unlike a traditional takeaway shop, BuJo’s submission stated that its food-to-go offering will “blend in with the existing restaurant use” and wouldn’t change how the restaurant looks or currently operates.

BuJo suggested that its ability to sell takeaway food has a direct impact on its bottom line:

“The viability of the business does rely on a percentage of turnover from the purchase and consumption of food off the premises and it is imperative that retention permission is granted to allow for the viability of the business at this location.”

BuJo2 Source: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The crux of Bujo’s argument finds some room for manoeuvre in the restriction imposed in 2003. 

It stated that the “minor nature” of the takeaway element at the restaurant, the fact that it’s related to the main business and the changes in the wider food industry over the last 16 years mean that “no breach has occurred in the modern sense of restaurant use”.

In response to queries from Fora, a spokesperson for the city authority said: “Dublin City Council are investigating this matter. The Planning Enforcement Section does not comment on specific cases that are under investigation unless a decision has been made to serve an enforcement notice.”

The spokesperson added that “no such decision has been made on this property to date”.

Separately in recent weeks, Mexican burrito bar Boojum Boojum sought permission to retain a takeaway at one of its Dublin locations after the council received a complaint alleging that the service is being operated in contravention of planning rules.

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From TheJournal.ie 'If you're negotiating a deal, never show weakness - be strong and carry it through' Insight And Opinion

'If you're negotiating a deal, never show weakness - be strong and carry it through'

Pádraig McEneany of Celtic Pure talks about his hiring deal-breakers and being brave in business.

From TheJournal.ie Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland Food And Drink

Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

The company’s Slammin’ Ramen concept was first tested in London.

From TheJournal.ie How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters Retail And Services

How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters

Commentators have likened the sugary food and drink category to tobacco in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Burrito bar Boojum is fighting to keep a takeaway at one of its Dublin joints Food And Drink

Burrito bar Boojum is fighting to keep a takeaway at one of its Dublin joints

Planners are investigating a complaint against the to-go offering at its Hanover Quay restaurant.

From Business ETC A frequent objector irate about fast food's 'fat arses' is trying to block Supermac's new plaza Building And Property

A frequent objector irate about fast food's 'fat arses' is trying to block Supermac's new plaza

A separate appeal against a project linked to a Facebook- and Google-backed cable has fallen flat.

From Business ETC 'If you're negotiating a deal, never show weakness - be strong and carry it through' Insight And Opinion

'If you're negotiating a deal, never show weakness - be strong and carry it through'

Pádraig McEneany of Celtic Pure talks about his hiring deal-breakers and being brave in business.

From Business ETC Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland Food And Drink

Thai food chain Camile is trialling its 'virtual' ramen bar in Ireland

The company’s Slammin’ Ramen concept was first tested in London.

From Business ETC Burrito bar Boojum is fighting to keep a takeaway at one of its Dublin joints Food And Drink

Burrito bar Boojum is fighting to keep a takeaway at one of its Dublin joints

Planners are investigating a complaint against the to-go offering at its Hanover Quay restaurant.

From Business ETC How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters Retail And Services

How protein bars and healthy snacks have muscled their way onto sweet counters

Commentators have likened the sugary food and drink category to tobacco in the past.

From Business ETC Galway's BIA Innovator Campus for food startups will open its doors in 2020 Food And Drink

Galway's BIA Innovator Campus for food startups will open its doors in 2020

The State-supported project was first mooted two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'Restructuring last year was challenging. I don't like my staff to be stressed out' Insights And Opinion

'Restructuring last year was challenging. I don't like my staff to be stressed out'

Lorraine Heskin from Gourmet Food Parlour talks avocado toast, recession and keeping staff stress-free.

From Business ETC 'Restructuring last year was challenging. I don't like my staff to be stressed out' Insights And Opinion

'Restructuring last year was challenging. I don't like my staff to be stressed out'

Lorraine Heskin from Gourmet Food Parlour talks avocado toast, recession and keeping staff stress-free.

From TheJournal.ie After a 'disappointing' year, Broderick's aims to ramp up exports from its Tallaght plant Food And Drink

After a 'disappointing' year, Broderick's aims to ramp up exports from its Tallaght plant

The family-owned confectionary company recently secured new contracts in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Weight-loss tea maker Miss Fit has shut up shop weeks after a recall of 'misleading' products Food And Drink

Weight-loss tea maker Miss Fit has shut up shop weeks after a recall of 'misleading' products

The company’s CEO said the closure has nothing to do with a recent FSAI enforcement order.

From Business ETC Weight-loss tea maker Miss Fit has shut up shop weeks after a recall of 'misleading' products Food And Drink

Weight-loss tea maker Miss Fit has shut up shop weeks after a recall of 'misleading' products

The company’s CEO said the closure has nothing to do with a recent FSAI enforcement order.

From Business ETC After a 'disappointing' year, Broderick's aims to ramp up exports from its Tallaght plant Food And Drink

After a 'disappointing' year, Broderick's aims to ramp up exports from its Tallaght plant

The family-owned confectionary company recently secured new contracts in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd rather work in the middle of the night than get up early - I'm not pretty in the morning' Insight And Opinion

'I'd rather work in the middle of the night than get up early - I'm not pretty in the morning'

Fingal Ferguson of Gubbeen Farmhouse Products also talks about the joys of cleaning mucky pigpens.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Blue Lager's maker is opening a €10m 'beer factory' in the city centre Food And Drink

Dublin Blue Lager's maker is opening a €10m 'beer factory' in the city centre

The project is being led by the Woolshed’s owner and an ex-Heineken exec.

From Business ETC Grocery delivery startup Buymie has secured fresh funding from retail and rugby stars Startups And Tech

Grocery delivery startup Buymie has secured fresh funding from retail and rugby stars

The Dublin startup recently signed a deal with Lidl to provide its customers with a one-hour delivery service.

From Business ETC 'I'd rather work in the middle of the night than get up early - I'm not pretty in the morning' Insight And Opinion

'I'd rather work in the middle of the night than get up early - I'm not pretty in the morning'

Fingal Ferguson of Gubbeen Farmhouse Products also talks about the joys of cleaning mucky pigpens.

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