Write a comment
Pin It

Following three years in business Just Good Grub who make fresh ready-made convenient Meals & Desserts have announced the launch of The Food Market, Newry for Summer 2021 creating 10 new jobs growing it’s team to 54 members of staff. The company opened its second Delicatessen, The Food House in Banbridge in August 2020 with their first sit-in café.

Just Good Grub supplies ready-made meals to over 100 retail stores across Northern Ireland daily through its distributor Gourmet Foods. Celebrating its third year in business will see the opening of a new and larger urban Delicatessen based on the banks of Newry Canal offering over 150 JustGoodGrub meal choices, including Family Meals, Sides, and Desserts.

The new premises will open at WIN in Newry beside JustGoodGrub

Co-founders & professional Chefs Mark Haughey and John McCartney who have a combined experience of 50 years within the food service industry opened The Food House in August 2020 creating 14 new job roles. It serves customer taste buds with a wide range of choices from JustGoodGrub convenience food-to-go meals to Gourmet Sandwiches, Burgers, and a Mexican food bar, the first of its kind in Banbridge. 

Since opening it has experienced a growth in sales by 50% in the first quarter of 2021 following the launch of a state-of-the-art online ordering app which enables customers to order for click & collect without the need to queue for takeaway. Mark explains, “Due to the uncertainties of Covid restrictions and reduced town footfall we decided to launch an app that allowed customers complete convenience to order of our full menu online and choose a collection time.” Mark continues, “The app has enabled us to increase orders by 85% since launching in January and improve efficiency within our kitchen. This success has given us the confidence to push ahead with the opening of The Food Market in 2021”. 

The new premises will also expand the networks of local suppliers that JustGoodGrub currently works with.  John explains “JustGoodGrub is all about fresh produce and great taste, with something for everyone from Asian dishes to Traditional Homemade Dinners to our low calorie JustGuiltFree meals for the calorie conscious made from fresh locally sourced ingredients in our Newry based kitchen.” He continued “Working with local producers is a very important element to our business and The Food Market will drive our initiative to support local food markets.” 

JustGoodGrub is currently seeking local food manufacturers & artisan food businesses to get in touch to become a stockist in THE FOOD MARKET. To enquire send your information to

Say something here...
or post as a guest
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.


Please consider supporting

Amount require Cookies on some parts of our site to enable full functionality. By using you consent to our use of Cookies. You can use your browser settings to disable cookies on this or any other website.