Eddie Rocket's

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Rocket Restaurants Ltd.
Company typeLimited liability
Founded1989; 35 years ago (1989)
FoundersNiall Fortune
Area served
Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)
ProductsAmerican diner-style food

Eddie Rocket's is an Irish restaurant chain, with its headquarters in Dublin.[1] It offers American-style food in 1950s' style diners (similar to the Johnny Rockets diner restaurants in the United States). It is owned by Rocket Restaurants Limited.


Rocket Restaurants Limited opened their first restaurant in Dublin in 1989 and at one point[when?] were present in 42 locations in Ireland (both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), England, Wales, and Spain.[2] The company still has a substantial franchisee base. The Spanish, English and Welsh sites have since closed.[3][4][5] They also have a number of restaurants branded Rocket's by Eddie Rocket's these restaurants are smaller fast casual restaurants which feature self service instead of table service which is the norm in Eddie Rockets locations and have a more modern decor similar to that found in chains such as Five Guys and Shake Shack.


Eddie Rocket's restaurants are largely franchised, with 32 of the 40 restaurants held by franchisees.[citation needed] It is a member of the Irish Franchise Association.


The restaurant of Eddie Rocket's in Ennis, County Clare

There are currently 38 restaurants in operation in Ireland including:

Shake Dog / Rockin' Joe's[edit]

A number of Eddie Rocket's restaurants in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford,and Clonmel were rebranded as Rockin' Joe's in 2013 following a dispute between Eddie Rocket's and its largest franchisee, Limerick businessman Brian Dunne.[8] Rockin' Joe's later rebranded as Shake Dog.[9]

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  1. ^ "Contact." Eddie Rocket's. Retrieved on 9 February 2012. "7 South Anne St. Dublin 2 Ireland"
  2. ^ "Spain". eddierockets.ie. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Eddie Rocket's reviews - Portal de la Marina Shopping Center, Avenida Costa Blanca, 1 Local A14, Ondara". Archived from the original on 10 October 2022.
  4. ^ Grimsditch, Lee (15 November 2022). "Lost diner served huge portions and was 'perfect for first date'". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2 January 2024.
  5. ^ Bannon, Christie (13 April 2020). "The restaurants that have closed in Swansea in the last 10 years". Wales Online.
  6. ^ "Eddie Rocket's set to open in Athlone". westmeathindependent. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Eddie Rocket's coming to Mullingar". westmeathindependent. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  8. ^ Deegan, Gordon (23 October 2013). "Eddie Rocket's franchise dispute settled saving 140 jobs". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  9. ^ "shakedogdiner". Twitter. Retrieved 21 September 2022. Previously Rockin' Joes.

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