Donegal-based food safety company Kelsius signs six-figure deal with Five Guys

Andrew Madden

DONEGAL-based digital food safety company Kelsius has announced a major six figure deal with international fast food chain Five Guys.

The deal will see Kelsius supplying 50 'Five Guys' locations across the UK with its FoodCheck system, which allows the remote monitoring of food and storage temperatures, eliminating constant checks and improving safety.

Five Guys opened its first branch in Victoria Square in December, with the owners setting their sights on more locations across Ireland in the future.

The technology is of particular value to Five Guys as the restaurant has no on-site freezers, opting instead to cook all food from scratch. The means the all food must be delivered and stored at precise temperatures.

As well as improving safety, FoodCheck is able to save on the huge costs incurred maintaining these high standards.

Five Guys UK IT director William Day welcomed the move as a way of economising their business model.

“The FoodCheck paperless hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) system is easy-to-use allowing staff to concentrate on the quality of food we provide,” he said.

“Records are easily and securely accessed for each location and the reporting is what really sets the system apart. This makes life much easier for a HACCP audit or inspection."

The deal is another success story for Kelsius, who signed a €2 million deal in September with the Musgrave Group to supply the FoodCheck technology to SuperValue and Centra locations across Ireland.

Kelsius chief executive Andrew Logan said the UK deal was indicative of the company's growth into new markets.

“The Five Guys deal is a massive boost for our company and it's a real testament to the strength of our product within the food safety sector,” he said.

“We now feel it has given us more confidence to attract customers of a similar size and reputation as Five Guys.”

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