Athlone fast food fans are in for a treat with the imminent opening of a new Eddie Rocket’s restaurant in the centre of the town.
The diner is due to open the week commencing this Monday, May 9.
25 jobs will be created with the opening of the retro-themed diner restaurant in the premises former occupied by Mary’s Discount Store, at 1 Irishtown Central, John Broderick Street.
Back in November, T & L Partnership Limited received planning approval to change the use of landmark building to operate a family restaurant and takeaway trading as Eddie Rocket’s, along with associated signage and site works.
Fit-out of the Athlone premises is almost complete and a spokesperson said it is expected to open its doors next week.
Currently, the sole Eddie Rocket’s restaurant in the Midlands region is in Tullamore where 35 people are employed.