Yellow Door expansion cooks up 20 new jobs

The Yellow Door has created 20 new jobs with the opening of a new restaurant at Belfast Furniture Mall, located in south Belfast’s booming Balmoral Plaza.

The investment marks the latest growth for the award-winning Portadown brand, which is known as one of Northern Ireland’s premier outside catering companies and also specialises in deli retail outlets and artisan breads.

“In addition to our retail deli outlets in Portadown, Lisburn and Belfast, we opened a restaurant at the Ulster Museum in 2012,” said Yellow Door Director, Andrew Dougan.

Yellow Door was started by Andrew’s cousin, Simon Dougan, in 1992. From a restaurant in Gilford, the Yellow Door brand has expanded and now employs almost 150 people.

Andrew says one of the keys to the company’s success lies in a firm ethos of using quality Northern Ireland produce. “We have many outstanding producers here, whom we are proud to promote. Yellow Door aims to be at the heart of the community with a strong farm-to-table focus.” Visit