Four Star Pizza
|Number of locations||39|
|Owner(s)||Four Star Pizza (IRL) Ltd|
The first outlet opened in 1986 and the chain has steadily grown, being present in most regions of Ireland. Outlets vary from being both fully owned by the company, or owned and operated on a franchised basis.
Recently the retailer has resisted the current economic trend, whilst a number of Irish and international business slow down or reverse expansion, Four Star Pizza has prospered, with the opening of 10 outlets during the economic downturn.
However, on November 15, 2010, both Four Star Pizza and its holding company, Zowington, applied at the High Court for protection from their creditors (examinership), with Mr Justice Frank Clarke being told that both companies were insolvent and could not pay their debts. The creditors were reported as including National Irish Bank (who are owed €4.9 million), an ingredients supply firm, a printing firm and the Revenue Commissioners. An interim examiner was appointed by the High Court.
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