Eddie Rockets diner coming to Portlaoise with Durrow woman at the helm

Eddie Rockets diner coming to Portlaoise with Durrow woman at the helm
By Conor Ganly conor.ganly@leinsterexpress.ie@laoisnews

American style diner dining is coming to Portlaoise in the new year with a Durrow woman at the helm.

Eddie Rockets, the 1950s American sytled chain, has begun the recruitment process for a new resturant for a €500,000 investment in Portlaoise at the Laois Shopping Centre.

All going to plan the resturant will open in January 2016 in a unit which faces onto James Fintan Lalor Avenue. The unit was formerly occupied by a financial services firm.

Catherine Wilson (nee Gilligan), a Durrow native, is heading up the expansion of her franchise which already includes resturants in Kilkenny and Carlow.

She said she was excited to be expanding the business into her home county creating 25 jobs in the process.

Staff interviews have already been scheduled for Monday, October 24 from 10am-6pm at The Portlaoise Heritage.

Staff sought inlcude: manager, chefs, supervisors, porters and waitrons.

The first Eddie Rocket Restaurant pened in Dublin in 1989 and at one point were present in 42 locations in Ireland, England, Wales, Spain and recently Northern Ireland.

The Portlaoise branch will open in the new year.

CVs can be sent to info@eddierockets.ie

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