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Eddie Rockets - Dunmore Road

  • 07-11-2017 3:17pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 17 mollyp


    I just read in the News and Star that Eddie Rockets will be opening soon on the Dunmore Road. Whereabouts does anyone know? Can see it taking a lot of business away from Rockin Joe's. Not that I'll mind - it doesn't compare at all. Will be great to have ER back in town.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭ dzilla


    mollyp wrote: »
    I just read in the News and Star that Eddie Rockets will be opening soon on the Dunmore Road. Whereabouts does anyone know? Can see it taking a lot of business away from Rockin Joe's. Not that I'll mind - it doesn't compare at all. Will be great to have ER back in town.

    Id imagine where kongs / Apache pizza used to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 881 ✭✭✭ Deisegodeo


    dzilla wrote: »
    Id imagine where kongs / Apache pizza used to be.

    Aren't Rockin Joes meant to be opening out dunmore road area as well? I know they have the cork road one already. News and star had a while back


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    Deisegodeo wrote: »
    Aren't Rockin Joes meant to be opening out dunmore road area as well? I know they have the cork road one already. News and star had a while back

    Yeah i remember a few months ago i posted about Rockin Joe's opening up,id say the news & star are after getting the two mixed up


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ High-Tower


    Heard its supposed to be going in where the old Extra-Vision was... beside Brady`s off-license .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭ MartyMcFly84


    So will it be Eddie Rockets or Rockin Joes on the Dunmore Road?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    So will it be Eddie Rockets or Rockin Joes on the Dunmore Road?

    The News & Star said in August that Rockin Joes were opening on the Dunmore Road and this week they said Eddie Rockets are opening there too,so either both of them are opening or just the one we'll have to wait and see i suppose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,096 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Looking through the planning, permission was given to Sirgan Ltd, registered on Gladstone Street. Director is a Thomas Norris. Doesn't appear connected to either chain, so presumably someone franchising.

    I know Eddie Rocket's is mainly a franchise operation, but is Rockin' Joe's too? From the split, it looks like all Joe's were owned by the same people, but I don't know if they have franchised since then. If not, I suppose this one is more likely Eddie Rocket's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,624 ✭✭✭ sillysocks


    High-Tower wrote: »
    Heard its supposed to be going in where the old Extra-Vision was... beside Brady`s off-license .

    Parking there could be a disaster for them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭ MartyMcFly84


    If they took over the building where Kong's was they would have plenty of Parking and Room for the restaurant. The old Xtra-vision location would not great as mentioned above.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    JohnC. wrote: »
    Looking through the planning, permission was given to Sirgan Ltd, registered on Gladstone Street. Director is a Thomas Norris. Doesn't appear connected to either chain, so presumably someone franchising.

    I know Eddie Rocket's is mainly a franchise operation, but is Rockin' Joe's too? From the split, it looks like all Joe's were owned by the same people, but I don't know if they have franchised since then. If not, I suppose this one is more likely Eddie Rocket's.

    Rockin Joes on the Cork road is called Shake Dog the last few months but they haven't changed the signs outside for whatever reason,i could be wrong but i think Shake Dog took over Rockin Joes all over the country

    https://www.facebook.com/ShakeDogWaterford/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭ reni10


    Shake Dog is going into the old Kong's/Apache Pizza behind the Topaz Garage on the Dunmore Road. There is a sign in the window of this building to say coming soon...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭ MartyMcFly84


    Ah no :( was hoping for an Eddies.

    "Shake Dog", typical Irish fast food rip off name of Shake Shack.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,096 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Ah no :( was hoping for an Eddies.

    "Shake Dog", typical Irish fast food rip off name of Shake Shack.

    Is Eddie Rocket's any better in that regard?

    Look up Johnny Rockets if you're not familiar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭ MartyMcFly84


    Yeah I realise Eddies is a rip on Johnny Rockets.

    Just another to add to the list of K-Fried Recipe, Supermacs, 3 fellas etc.

    I was more interested in Eddies as I am a fan of their new brunch menu and they do decent Burgers. Although a bit over priced there are not many places to get a good burger in Waterford that I know of, open to suggestions (Burzza?). Have only been in Rockin Joes and couple times and it just didnt seem as good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,511 ✭✭✭ Max Powers


    Yeah I realise Eddies is a rip on Johnny Rockets.

    Just another to add to the list of K-Fried Recipe, Supermacs, 3 fellas etc.

    I was more interested in Eddies as I am a fan of their new brunch menu and they do decent Burgers. Although a bit over priced there are not many places to get a good burger in Waterford that I know of, open to suggestions (Burzza?). Have only been in Rockin Joes and couple times and it just didnt seem as good.

    Burzza vastly superior burgers IMO marty, definitely worth trying if after a real nice burger


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,048 ✭✭✭ kuang1


    Max Powers wrote: »
    Burzza vastly superior burgers IMO marty, definitely worth trying if after a real nice burger

    And you'll be bringing your business to the centre of town too...and we should all be trying to do that (ahem...god forbid any vested interests should be posting on here!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ dartboardio


    Totally agree, Burzza have the best burgers in the city, my new favourite place! Been there 3 times now, heading again on Wednesday, would prefer an Eddie Rockets out on Dunmore Road, I find Rockin' Joes burgers/hotdogs fairly disgusting actually, though the fries and milkshakes are nice. Got a 'mexican' hot dog there once and it was vile, tasted like some sort of gone wrong chow mein


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ X22Report


    Passed by the world of wines today I see Eddie Rockets Signs on the old xtravision next door


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,982 ✭✭✭ greenspurs


    Went to Rockin Joes on the Cork rd last week.
    Terrible food !!
    Burgers were the cheapest ****e ive ever tasted ... I wonder was there any meat in it at all !!

    I think its Eddie Rockets going into old Xtravision premises .

    Hate speech is just speech that you dont like



  • Registered Users Posts: 922 ✭✭✭ crustybla


    I passed this morning and it looks fairly ready to open.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,624 ✭✭✭ sillysocks


    crustybla wrote: »
    I passed this morning and it looks fairly ready to open.

    Yeah, passed this afternoon and they had people in sitting at a table-guessed maybe staff training.


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ yogibear77


    sillysocks wrote: »
    Yeah, passed this afternoon and they had people in sitting at a table-guessed maybe staff training.

    Have they opened yet? If so are they doing take away. The one on the cork road used to when it was eddies rockets


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ SOPHIE THE DOG


    yogibear77 wrote: »
    Have they opened yet? If so are they doing take away. The one on the cork road used to when it was eddies rockets

    YES
    and
    YES


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ yogibear77


    YES
    and
    YES

    Thanks and thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    Opened last Sunday and yes doing takeaways


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ yogibear77


    Opened last Sunday and yes doing takeaways

    Thanks. Has anyone eaten there yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭ MartyMcFly84


    I have been there a couple of times since the opening actually. My girlfriend loves it.

    At the moment they have loads of staff on so the service is good and food comes out quick and looking well put together

    The food is tastey but a bit on the expensive side we got: two burgers (one with an extra patty) , one fries, one milkshake, one coke and that was about €36 euro.

    I noticed they do have a family deal for about €30 for two adults and two kids which is much more more reasonable.

    Overall its a nice addition to the area, when you are in the mood for a good burger or a treat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,297 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    A good burger it is not.

    Never understood the appeal of Eddie rockets and probably never will

    Best of luck to them anyway, always good to see something that creates employment

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,624 ✭✭✭ sillysocks


    Went today.... it’s bigger inside than I thought it would be. Quite a few booths and we’ll laid out. Really busy at lunchtime today. Service wasn’t that quick , but no major delays either.
    Got the 30 eur family deal which is decent enough value.

    Parking is definitely tight and can imagine it’ll negatively impact on the other chipper and hairdressers etc beside it.
    Decent addition to the area overall and much better than a run down bargain shop exterior!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ wrmwit


    A good burger it is not.

    Never understood the appeal of Eddie rockets and probably never will

    Best of luck to them anyway, always good to see something that creates employment

    The malted milkshakes......yummy!


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