Jimmy McLoughlin founded Quality First Ltd in 1997 recognizing a need for better quality chicken products and greater variety than was available at that time.
The award winning butcher began developing products for supply to restaurants and butcher shops around Dublin.
Jimmy with young apprentice 2001
A Growing Business
Operating initially from a small Enterprise Centre in Dublin 7, a move to larger premises soon became necessary at which point Rosie joined the rapidly growing business.
By this time, the company had forged relationships with two Distribution companies (Europa Foods and DC Poultry) who remain the Distributors for the Dublin area to this day. Slowly but surely similar relationships were forged with Distributors around the 32 counties.
In 2002, now in its sixth year, the business moved to their current factory premises located at Muirfield Drive, Dublin 12.
A Bright Future
The business continued to enjoy steady growth over the years and by 2011 the husband and wife team rebranded from ‘McLoughlins’ to Rosie & Jim.
The product range also grew and the company now produce weight portioned breaded products as required by the Foodservice sector. The company are committed to constant ongoing improvement and innovation and accordingly developed gluten free versions of their products which are now offered as standard at no extra cost.
Rosie and Jimmy’s passion for wholesome quality food and their pursuit of excellence in every aspect of their business is at the centre of this company’s success and of their products popularity.