I visited Ireland as a child and again when I was in my twenties. It is one of my favorite countries being so green and somehow mystical.. and well, when I was there in Ireland, one of my favorite places to go eat would be the O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café… there was one pop up store type near where I lived which was not too far away from Lansdowne Road in Dublin…
O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café is a lifestyle chain café founded in 1988 by Brody Sweeney in Dublin, Ireland and has since expanded to over 200 stores worldwide.
So when it finally began operations here in Malaysia, I was delighted… The Master Franchisee of O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café in Malaysia, Mr. Brian Pua started operations in 2002 with their flagship store at Great Eastern Mall. Since then O’Briens has expanded to 18 outlets in Malaysia in 15 years and now you can find them at the strategic points around Malaysia such as Suria KLCC, NU Sentral, Empire Shopping Gallery, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, The Curve, office buildings, the airports and well the latest store being at the Gleneagles Hospital.
What I enjoy most about O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café would be their consistent approach in providing Hearty, Healthy, and Wholesome food and drink in clean hygienic surroundings, with attentive customer service. As the brand has grown from being a sandwich and coffee joint, new concepts have been added through the years such as the fresh fruit and vegetable juice bars, the wide salad options, the specialty teas from Sri Lanka, and the ever widening array of breads, cakes and pastries.
O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café has the most state of the art ovens and toasters to heat the sandwiches and wrappos so that the bread is toasted, the cheese in melted, but the salad items remain fresh and crunchy. Yet the basis of every sandwich, wrap, or salad is that we can see our sandwich being handcrafted in front of them.
We can choose the type of bread we prefer, as well as the main filling, spread, salad items and which of the O’Briens sauces we like to add to our bread.
Anyway the 18th O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café outlet in Malaysia was opened recently on the 11th May 2017 at O’Briens Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, with the Guests of Honour , none other then His Excellency Eamon Hickey, Ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia & Dato’ Dr Ahmad Adzuan Rahman, the CEO of Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur.
So now, those working around the area, or visiting friends and family members at the Gleneagles can hop on over there to indulge in some Hearty, Healthy, and Wholesome sandwiches now…..