'Just no longer viable' - Donegal food truck forced to close

By Fiona Frawley

August 3, 2022 at 12:48pm

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The Milford business cited rising costs of food, electricity and fuel as their reason for closing.

The Copper Pan, a street food truck based in Milford, Donegal have made the difficult decision to close after just one year in business.

In a post on Instagram, Copper Pan duo Hannah and Shane wrote:

It is with heavy heart that we have decided to close The Copper Pan due to food prices , electric bills , cost of fuel increasing it is crippling for small businesses like ourselves, we are gutted to have to do this but it is just no longer viable for us to do this on a daily basis. 

Inflation and the rising cost of food, electricity and pretty much everything else needed to run a business has led to the closure of a number of cafes and restaurants across Ireland, with staff shortages also affecting the industry post-pandemic.

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Serving up pancakes, breakfast brioches and toasties, the Copper Pan was a welcome addition to the small town of Milford, with many regulars taking to the comments section to express their sadness at the closure. One person wrote that the closure was a "huge loss to Milford".

The Copper Pan team thanked their friends, family and regulars for their support, and also appealed for people to "continue to support the small businesses around you", adding "they really do need it more than ever".

Header image via Instagram/thecopperpanstreetfood

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