SPONSORED: Eddie Rocket’s Waterford: A retro American twist on top quality Irish food
IT has the look and all the style of a genuine American diner from the Fifties and Sixties and many people assume that Eddie Rocket’s is indeed an American company.
In fact it is guaranteed Irish. Niall Fortune opened the first of the iconic restaurants in Dublin’s South Anne Street in 1989.
The Waterford diner opened on the Dunmore Road just over a year and a half ago and has already become a firm favourite in the city.
Founder Niall Fortune (pictured above with TV presenter Lucy Kennedy) says the longevity of the hugely popular restaurant and brand is a “real tribute” to their “loyal customers and wonderful staff down the years, and our suppliers”.
Niall points with pride to the Irish roots of Eddie Rocket’s. “We source our ingredients from local and regional producers and suppliers wherever possible, to support local jobs and produce,” he says.
Eddie Rocket’s hamburgers are made from 100% fresh Irish beef from Bord Bia-certified farms and producers who are committed to animal welfare, sustainable farming and traceability.
“All our food is cooked fresh to order, unlike many of our competitors,” says Niall.
When you step through the doors of the McDonagh Junction diner you enter a world made familiar by Hollywood from the days when rock ‘n’ was young.
The diner booths are spacious and comfortable. You are served at your table by staff who look the part and the music comes from a jukebox in the original 1950s style.
Earlier this year, Eddie Rocket’s was awarded the prize for the best burger from a national franchise in a competition sponsored by Kepak, the meat people.
But there’s a lot more than burgers on the menu at Eddie Rocket’s. Its legendary breakfasts are designed to get the day off to a super start, built around such favourites as Clonakilty Black Pudding, bacon, eggs and tomato, pancake stacks and French toast. Eddie Rockets also boast a fantastic range of vegetarian options, including their best-selling Beyond Vegan burger.
There are children’s specials, a great selection of shakes and malts, and a main menu that stretches from the traditional American specialties of hot dogs and fries through to boneless chicken wings and nachos.
Friendly staff, great food and a cool setting are what draw people back time and again to Eddie Rocket’s at the Cove Centre. It’s a family favourite in the city, the place where afternoon shoppers love to take a break and a popular evening port of call for people out socialising.
The Eddie Rocket’s brand has become synonymous with excellent quality food, exceptional service and an authentic diner experience that makes people smile.
“Rock solid service and killer tunes,” is the Eddie Rocket’s’s promise. “No bull-just savage burgers, famous shakes, tenders, fries and plenty more,” is their proud boast.
Visit Eddie Rocket’s at the Cove Centre on the Dunmore Road, Waterford. For more information call 051 872 721 or log on to: http://www.eddierockets.ie