Irish owned pizza chain Four Star Pizza has reported revenue growth of 8% for 2018, on the back of a 31% jump in online sales.
The pizza chain operates 55 stores across the island of Ireland, including 14 in Northern Ireland.
After an investment of over €1m in the brand, it opened six new stores and created over 100 new jobs last year.
Four Star Pizza’s director Brian Clarke said the company plans to expand further this year, with a possible move into the UK market also on the menu.
Mr Clarke said that while the company continues to grow in Ireland, it is aware that there is a capacity ceiling in Ireland with every franchise having its own dedicated delivery territory as part of its contract.
“With this in mind, we have our eyes on the GB market and are actively looking at plans to expand our operations across the Irish Sea.
“In the meantime, however, we are focused on expanding the brand outside its core markets of Dublin, Cork and Belfast – which have pretty much reached saturation point,” Mr Clarke added.
Established in 1986, Four Star Pizza employs more than 1,000 people across the island of Ireland.
Last year, it sold approximately 4.5 million pizzas, and used more than 500 tonnes of cheese and 1,000 tonnes of flour.