• Cyril McAree

Eddie Rocket's Wins National Hamburger Award

Eddie Rocket’s – the leading national hamburger restaurant chain – is the best in Ireland – and that’s official. The people have voted Eddie Rocket’s the Best Burger in a National Fast Food Chain as part of National Burger Day. Eddie Rocket’s fought off competition from all-comers to take the top award in the event organised by meat suppliers, KEPAK.

Pic Shows: Eddie Rocket’s founder Niall Fortune enjoying one of Eddie’s award-winning burgers

Almost 17,000 Irish burger enthusiasts cast their vote for the tastiest burger in the nationwide poll held in June. More than 500 food outlets nationwide – from high-end, gourmet burger restaurants to local takeaways – took part in the poll on National Burger Day but it was Eddie Rocket’s mouth-watering burger which took the big prize.

“It’s no surprise to us that we have the best hamburgers in a national chain”, explained Niall Fortune, founder of Eddie Rocket’s, “After all, we use only the Irish best beef and ingredients plus the attention to detail of our chefs.” He added: “We serve more than six million customers a year across our 42 restaurants around the country so we have a lot of satisfied people who vote with their tastebuds every day.”

But then Eddie Rocket’s is no stranger to awards: in 2017 the chain won the Franchise of the Year Award given by the Irish Franchise Association and has secured a place among Ireland’s Top 100 food companies both in terms of turnover and employee numbers.

Pic Shows: Tobi Lukaschek, George Bertram and Michael Moneeram from Eddie Rocket’s accepting the award for Best Burger in a National Fast Food Chain as part of National Burger Day.

The American-style diner chain was founded in 1989 by Niall Fortune and employs nearly 1,000 across its 42-strong chain: 37 restaurants in the Republic, four in Northern Ireland and one in Spain. Thirteen are company-owned with the remainder operated by franchisees. Eddie Rocket’s remains privately-owned and had sales of €53.5m in 2017.

But don’t take our word for it: come on in and eat! www.eddierockets.ie

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