Eddie Rocket's

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Rocket Restaurants Ltd.
Limited liability
Industry Restaurant
Founded 1989; 29 years ago (1989)
Founders Niall Fortune
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Area served
Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)
Spain
Wales
England
Products American diner-style food
Website http://www.eddierockets.ie

Eddie Rocket’s (IRL) Limited 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.

Company[edit]

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. The company still has a substantial franchisee base. Spanish site has now[when?] closed[citation needed]

Franchise[edit]

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.

Locations[edit]

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

There are currently 38 restaurants in operation in Ireland including:

Rockin' Joe's[edit]

A number of Eddie Rocket's restaurants in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Drogheda 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.[4]

As "Eddie Rocket's" can be considered a variant on US chain "Johnny Rockets", "Rockin' Joe's" appears to be a variant on another US food franchise, "Rock 'n' Joe".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Eddie Rocket's. Retrieved on 9 February 2012. "7 South Anne St. Dublin 2 Ireland"
  2. ^ "Eddie Rocket's set to open in Athlone". westmeathindependent. 6th May, 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Eddie Rocket's coming to Mullingar". westmeathindependent. 30th May, 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Eddie Rocket's franchise dispute settled saving 140 jobs The Irish Independent Gordon Deegan, October 23 2013.

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