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Hundreds waited in line for the grand opening of Boojum Limerick Friday 2


Last Friday, there was great excitement in the city centre as Boojum Limerick opened its doors to the public to get their hands on a delicious burrito.

Hundreds waited in line for the grand opening of Boojum Limerick Friday 2

According to the LimerickLeader, there was “a bit of a Mexican stand-off” in Limerick city as hundreds gather for the grand opening of the highly-anticipated Boojum burrito bar. The queue oh hungry customers stretched around the corner onto Ellen

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Boojum Limericks first customers, John and Theresa, Friday February 2 2018

Street during the day. People of all kinds queued up for the big burrito bash since 11 am for the official opening at 11.30am. 
There was a number of very happy Mexican food eater at the scene as the restaurant was offering a free burrito and a Boojum Limerick t-shirt to the first 300 customers.
Boojum Limerick tweeted a photo of their very first customers, John and Theresa, 20 minutes after the opening of the doors.

Not only did the restaurant bring more food variety to the city but huge employment as thirty jobs are to be created at the new popular restaurant, joining the chain of other Boojum outlets in Ireland; Cork, Dublin, Galway and Belfast. 

The grand idea of Boojum Limerick was of David Maxwell and his brother, former Ulster rugby player Andrew, who took on the huge expansion of the ‘fast casual’ restaurant as they purchased it in 2015. 

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Popular Mexican burrito bar Boojum has opened in Limerick City, the highly anticipated store can be found on 19 Patrick Street.
Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media

Boojum Limerick is the firm’s 13th restaurant nationwide. It has also teamed up with the Limerick Chamber to host an event for business people in the city this evening. 
So if you’re feeling hungry for burritos, tacos, nachos and much more, head your way to Boojum Limerick on Patrick Street as they are open every day, from 11.30am to 10 pm.

For more information on Boojum visit their website here

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.