SPONSORED: Treat with no trick: Eddie Rocket’s has a special spooky shake for Halloween
HALLOWEEN is trick or treat time and the real trick is to hunt down the very best treats. They don’t come better than the Halloween Vampire Kiss Shake, a spooky concoction whipped up by Eddie Rocket’s at their American diner restaurant in Kilkenny.
The delicious Strawberry Oreo Shake is smothered with cream and strawberry syrup, then topped with milk teeth, marshmallow and spider jellies.
It sounds scary but it looks great and, appropriately for Halloween, the taste is just out of this world.
Eddie Rocket’s is Ireland’s original all-American diner. The company opened its first restaurant, in Dublin, some 30 years ago and the group now has more than 50 outlets throughout the country and abroad.
Eddie Rocket’s brought its distinct retro style to MacDonagh Junction 23 years ago and has become a firm family favourite in the city, the place where afternoon shoppers love to take a break and a popular evening port of call for people out socialising.
Earlier this year, Eddie Rocket’s was awarded the prize for the best burger from a national franchise in a competition sponsored by Kepak, the meat people.
But there’s a lot more than burgers on the menu at Eddie Rocket’s. Its legendary breakfasts are designed to get the day off to a super start, built around such favourites as Clonakilty Black Pudding, bacon, eggs and tomato, pancake stacks and French toast. Eddie Rockets also boast a fantastic range of vegetarian options, including their best-selling Beyond Vegan burger.
There are children’s specials, a great selection of shakes and malts, and a main menu that stretches from the traditional American specialties of hot dogs and fries through to boneless chicken wings and nachos.
Niall Fortune opened the first diner in Dublin’s South Anne Street in 1989 and was back there recently to help celebrate the company’s 30th birthday.
The owner of Kilkenny’s Eddie Rockets, Catherine Wilson, said the longevity of the hugely popular restaurant and brand is a “real tribute” to their “loyal customers and wonderful staff down the years, and our suppliers”.
The iconic Eddie Rocket’s brand has become synonymous with excellent quality food, exceptional service and an authentic diner experience that makes people smile.
The Eddie Rocket’s style was born in the USA, but the product is guaranteed Irish.
Catherine added: “We source our ingredients from local and regional producers and suppliers wherever possible, to support local jobs and produce.”
Eddie Rocket’s hamburgers are made from 100% fresh Irish beef from Bord Bia-certified farms and producers who are committed to animal welfare, sustainable farming and traceability.
“All our food is cooked fresh to order, unlike many of our competitors,” says Catherine.
When you step through the doors of the McDonagh Junction diner you enter a world made familiar by Hollywood from the days when rock ’n’ roll was young.
The diner booths are spacious and comfortable. You are served at your table by staff who look the part and the music comes from a jukebox in the original 1950s style.
“Rock solid service and killer tunes,” is the Eddie Rockett’s promise. “No bull – just savage burgers, famous shakes, tenders, fries and plenty more,” is their proud boast.
Visit Eddie Rocket’s at MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny. For more information call 056 778 687 or log on to: http://www.eddierockets.ie