Fast Eddys

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Fast Eddys, Perth

Fast Eddys is a fast food and restaurant chain operating in Perth, Western Australia and New South Wales and formerly in Adelaide, South Australia and Melbourne, Victoria.[1] Fast Eddys was founded in 1979 at the west end of the Perth CBD, on the corner of Hay Street and Milligan Street[2] by Christopher and Con Somas.[3]


The Fast Eddys logo above the entrance to Fast Eddys in the Perth CBD

In 2002 the company went into receivership, with most of the stores closing down.[4][5] In 2003 the company's former owner, Mark Galloway, took possession of the four remaining stores in Western Australia.[6][7]

History and style[edit]

It was most notable at the time of its establishment for being one of the few Perth restaurants open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including public holidays.

The restaurants are split up into two sections, a sit-down table service restaurant and a take away section. The take away section has similar food to the restaurant experience, however it is less expensive and tailored for the take-away market. The restaurants are decorated with various historic memorabilia such as old advertising signs and number plates.

The flagship burger is the EddyBurger. Other burgers include the Cop-the-Lot Burger, the Steakburger and the Super Hotdog.

Other locations of Fast Eddys restaurants include Morley, Armadale and Cannington.

Company name[edit]

Fast Eddys takes its name from the Paul Newman fictional character (Fast) Eddie Felson in the 1961 US drama film The Hustler.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dyson, Noel (13 March 2001). "Fast Eddys expands across Australia". Business News. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ Fast Eddys - history of eating house opened in Dec. 1979 The Sunday Times, (Perth, W.A.), 24 July 1988, p.22
  3. ^ Fang, Gavin (11 September 1996). "Dress Circle". The West Australian. p. 60. Back in 1988, Mr Somas was eager to keep the burgers cooking in the proposed QV1 complex. But, a $5.2 million sweetener from the developers was enough to encourage a move down the road.
  4. ^ "Fast Eddys' plans brought to a halt". Australasian Business Intelligence. COMTEX News Network, Inc.: 1008262i2708 19 September 2002. ISSN 1320-6680.
  5. ^ "Fast Eddys for sale after delays". Australasian Business Intelligence. COMTEX News Network, Inc.: 1008269i5063 18 December 2002. ISSN 1320-6680.
  6. ^ "Bunfight at Fast Eddys". Australasian Business Intelligence. COMTEX News Network, Inc.: 1008058i8257 28 February 2003. ISSN 1320-6680.
  7. ^ "Fast Eddys sale hiccup clouds future", Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, Financial Times Ltd., 20 March 2003, retrieved 15 September 2016

Further reading[edit]

  • Poprzeczny, Joe.(2001) Food speeds down fast lane. (History of fast food industry in WA, from days of Bernies during WWII to Van Eileens in the 1960s to Fast Eddys and Chicken Treat). Business news - Perth, W.A., 15/3/2001, p. 4-5.

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