Apache Pizza

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Apache Pizza
FoundedDublin, Ireland
October 10, 1996; 22 years ago (1996-10-10)
FoundersRobert Pendleton
HeadquartersApache Pizza Headquarters, Unit 11, Balbriggan Business Park, Balbriggan, Dublin, K32 VE42, Ireland
Area served
Republic of Ireland
Key people
Emily Gore Grimes, Director
Robert Pendleton, Managing Director
Number of employees
1,000 (2016)

Apache Pizza is a chain of fast food pizza delivery restaurants in Ireland. Founded in 1996 by Emily Gore Grimes and her husband Robert Pendleton, Apache is the trading name of The Good Food Company.[1][2] As of 2016, there are over 150 stores across the Republic of Ireland and nine stores in Northern Ireland. Apache is Ireland's largest pizza chain. Its Managing Director is Robert Pendleton.[3][2]


In 2015, Apache signed an agreement with Marvin.ie, an online fast food order service similar to Just Eat.[3][4][5] As of 2012, the company employs over 800 people and manufactures more than 160,000 pizza dough balls per month.[2]

In March 2018, Spanish restaurant chain Telepizza announced a joint venture with Irish Burger King franchise arm OKR to purchase a majority share of the company.[6]


In 2014, Fox News listed Apache as one of the best pizza chains in the world.[7] Just Eat named Apache as Ireland's best takeaway in 2015.[8]


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  3. ^ a b Murphy, Mark (9 April 2015). "Marvin.ie Takes Pizza The Action With Apache Deal". fft.ie. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
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  5. ^ Hynes, Robert (2 June 2015). "Marvin.ie: New online takeaway service launches to rival Just-Eat.ie". irishmirror.ie. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.thejournal.ie/apache-pizza-acquisition-2-3881652-Mar2018/
  7. ^ "Best pizza chains around the world". foxnews.com. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Ireland's Best Takeaways Have Been Announced - Has Your Local Made The Cut? - Her.ie". her.ie. Retrieved 3 December 2016.