Eddie Rockets Opening January 24th


Eddie Rocket’s, the popular American styled diner, has announced the creation of 25 new jobs with the opening of its first Portlaoise Diner in the Laois Shopping Centre on the 24th January 2017.

Laois local Catherine Wilson will open Eddie Rocket’s Portlaoise, making it the 38th Eddie Rocket’s Diner in Ireland.  Franchisee Catherine Wilson also runs established Eddie Rocket’s Diners in Kilkenny and Carlow.

Located in the vibrant Laois Shopping Centre, the new diner will accommodate up to 130 people, with seating for 95 inside and an outdoor seating area to accommodate 35 people.

25 local people have been recruited to take up the new positions as a result of this new American themed diner opening.

Niall Fortune, owner of Eddie Rocket’s Ireland said: “We are very excited to open the doors of our newest Eddie Rockets restaurant in this vibrant spot in Portlaoise.  Catherine Wilson has proven to be a very successful franchisee and I know she will make every success of her latest venture in her home county.”

Manager of Laois Shopping Centre Kevin Doyle commented on the new opening; “This is a fantastic addition to Laois Shopping Centre and for Portlaoise itself.  Eddie Rockets is a major national brand name and brings great service as well as employment to Portlaoise.  We are delighted to welcome Eddie Rockets to our Centre”.

The latest Eddie Rocket’s Diner in Portlaoise marks the 38th Eddie Rocket’s diner in operation, in addition to five ROCKET’S, two ‘The Counter’ restaurants and one ‘Flash Harry’s’ – all owned by the Rocket Restaurants Group.  By 2019, it’s expected that there will be 100 Eddie Rocket’s and Rocket’s throughout the country and Europe.

A household name, Eddie Rocket’s is responsible for the nation’s love affair with the hamburger. It’s easy to see why it’s the country’s favourite diner:

  • In 2016, Eddie Rockets sold 2.5 million hamburgers, 2 million handmade milkshakes and over 1,500 tonnes of French Fries
  • Did you know? Eddie Rocket’s have used the same butcher for 25 years and the Irish beef is delivered fresh (never frozen!) every day. The primary function of a manager each morning is to eat a hamburger for monitoring purposes…nice work!
  • Eddie Rocket’s ice cream is made in Ireland and created especially for Eddie Rockets’ famous milkshakes
  • Eddie Rocket’s chicken tenders, the classic hamburger, Buffalo Wings, sweet potato fries and milkshakes are the most popular items on the menu with its innovative Chicken Truffle Mushroom Swiss, served in a bun with truffle spiked mushrooms, red onions, Swiss cheese and truffle mayo selling like ‘wild-fire’! It’s definitely a must-try in Portlaoise!

Eddie Rockets opens on the 24th January at Laois Shopping Centre, Portlaoise.  For more information visit www.eddierockets.ie | @eddirocketsirl| www.facebook.com/eddierockets