Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go Named All-Ireland All-Star Deli Of The Year 2021

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Left to Right: Denis Mullin, Director, Laura Mullin, Director & James Doyle, Manager at Doyle's Deli & Food 2 Go with their All-Star Accreditation certificate and medallion.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation has named Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go All-Ireland All-Star Deli Of The Year 2021.

The Accreditation is an outstanding achievement for Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go as it recognises the hard work and dedication of the team in providing a best-in-class service to their customers.

This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

It is a huge honour for Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go to have achieved an All-Star Accreditation. It means a great deal for both our team and business. This whole process has given us valuable insight into how we engage with our customers, suppliers and team members. Denis and Laura would like to take this opportunity to thank all our family, team members and customers who have supported us since we opened in 2011. This Accreditation is a direct result of the support and hard-work of our families and team, says Laura Mullin, Director of Doyle's Deli & Food 2 Go.

Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board said in support of the announcement: “This certificate verifies that Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go has achieved AIBF All-Ireland All-Star Deli Of The Year 2021. The Accreditation is in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to quality and standards in the food sector. Furthermore, we wish to recognise Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence for a second successive year.”

Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 350 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”, she says.

Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go is an award-winning deli established in March 2011 by husband and wife team Denis & Laura Mullin. Today the business continues to be run as an independent, family-owned business based in Bagenalstown, County Carlow, It has expanded over the years to employ 27 which includes three full time chefs. The deli is open seven days a week. The ethos of the business is to provide high quality, homemade food and to excel at customer service. Doyle’s continues to grow and has recently partnered with Irish Coffee Company Warbler & Wren. This has allowed Doyle’s to open two new sites and employ three baristas.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about Doyle’s Deli & Food 2 Go, visit their All-Star showcase page here.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at aibf.ie.