The Maxol Group has opened its third-largest development in Ireland, at Ballycoolin. Located on the N3 on a 2.5-acre site, the new services have been constructed using a contemporary design, similar to the state-of-the art facilities opened last month at A26 Tannaghmore Services, in Northern Ireland.

After an investment of more than 4m, Maxol Ballycoolin Services provides 50 new jobs in the area and offers food brands O’Brien’s Sandwich Cafe, Abrakebabra and the Bagel Factory. Maxol’s first drive-thru Starbucks is due to open at the site in the summer.

The Maxol Group has appointed Aramark, a global specialist in food service, as its licensee to operate the new Services. Agnis Punculis will manage the new facilities.

Ballycoolin Services also provides a Maxwash car wash, internal seating for 95 people, free wifi and parking for 50 vehicles.

The 8,000sq ft development has been fitted out with kit to harness solar energy and harvest rain water.