Popular café company goes into liquidation with Cork eateries closed

Popular café company goes into liquidation with Cork eateries closed
Jam Cafe Hanley's Garden Centre. Pic: Jam website.

JAM Cafés which operates two cafés in Cork city has gone into liquidation.

The popular café and bakery had a café located at Hanley’s Garden Centre on the Kinsale Road and its most recent café on Main Street Ballincollig opened its doors back in September of last year.

Jam also had two cafés in Kerry, one in Killarney and one in Kenmare.

Its closure will see the loss of 87 jobs across all four cafés.

Fine Gael Councillor Des Cahill said that it was “very sad” to see the closure of the café but said that many more businesses may unfortunately experience the effects of Covid-19.

The Cork City South-East Councillor said: “It’s very sad to see them go but I suppose it’s not surprising. We’re beginning to realise now just how many closures are going to happen. So it’s not good.” 

Owner of the Jam Café, James Mulchrone, started his career as a chef in Kenmare’s Park Hotel, moving on to Roly’s Bistro in Dublin only to return to head up D’Arcys restaurant in Kenmare.

In 2000, he opened the first Jam café and deli in Kenmare, followed by Killarney, Tralee and Cork.

Jam could not be contacted for comment.

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