Topaz invests €11.4m to bring Eddie Rocket’s to forecourts

New Rocket’s by Eddie Rocket’s brand will open in 40 forecourts

The first Rocket’s outlet to open on a Topaz forecourt is in Douglas, Co Cork Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The first Rocket’s outlet to open on a Topaz forecourt is in Douglas, Co Cork Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

 

Eddie Rocket’s is taking its franchise to Topaz outlets with a new deal that will see the fuel and convenience brand invest €11.4 million and create 45 jobs this year.

The deal will bring the Rocket’s by Eddie Rocket’s brand to 40 forecourts over the next seven years. The first of the new outlets has already been launched in Douglas, Co Cork, with Dublin Port and Brennanstown, Co Wicklow to follow by the end of the year.

“This year has been a big year for Topaz, with the roll out of our Re.Store concept across Ireland – the addition of Rocket’s will further set us apart,” said Topaz chief executive Emmet O’Neill. “Rocket’s is bang on trend and exactly where we want to drive our business.”

Next year, 15 further outlets will be rolled out.

The Rocket’s by Eddie Rocket’s brand is aiming to offer casual dining in a way that has been designed with forecourts in mind. The concept was launched last year, with locations in Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin, Baggot Street, North Wall Quay IFSC and Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Owner Niall Fortune said the deal with Topaz was a perfect fit.