Rocket's franchise

Min investment
£170,000 +VAT


Rocket's franchise

Fast Casual. Better Burgers

Rocket's is a fast-casual, better-burger brand with an urban edge, developed by one of Ireland’s leading restaurants groups, RocketRestaurants Limited

Minimum investment
£170,000 +VAT

Funding support

Total investment
£200,000 +VAT

Franchise fees
£40,000 +VAT

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment
£170,000 +VAT

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
    2% of of net sales, plus VAT
  • Royalty fee:
    6% of of net sales, plus VAT
  • Average floor space:
    1000 sq ft

About Rocket's

Rocket's Franchise logo

Ireland’s hamburger specialist, Rocket Restaurants provide a fast-casual service that expertly balances convenience with quality. They use premium ingredients with all-natural Irish meat that is always fresh, never frozen. Delicious meals are made-to-order with a 6-minute order-service time and can be enjoyed in the upscale urban restaurants or picked up by food-runners.

Rocket's burger franchise restaurant

Rocket Restaurants present two brands for franchise business opportunities: Rocket’s and Eddie Rockets, dependent on location and investment available. The award-winning franchisor provides a wide menu for customers with plenty of great choices for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Its use of Fast Casual as the sole purchasing, warehousing, and distribution group ensured reliable consistency across 2.5 million burgers sold in 2016.

Eddie Rockets restaurants utilise an American retro diner format to provide for customers in high streets, shopping centres, entertainment centres and retail parks. Rocket’s restaurants offer a smaller better-burger format that is also suitable for airports and drive-thrus. Both brands deliver exceptional value to their customers with a €9 average ticket that includes complimentary soda refills, Wi-Fi, and self-service condiments.

  • Fast-casual service with premium-quality ingredients
  • High-energy ambience with retro urban décor
  • Average 6-minute order-service and €9 ticket
  • 49 restaurants across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain
  • Irish Franchise of the Year in 2017

Rocket's franchise burgers

Training and support provided

Rocket Restaurants will provide franchisees with assistance and advice during the process of locating suitable premises for new restaurants.

The ideal Rocket's franchisee

The perfect franchisee candidate will be a strong decision-maker with a good head for business. Hospitality or restaurant experience is preferred, but the most important thing is a passion for the Rocket Restaurants brand and the belief that our hamburgers are the best around.

The site requirements cover a range of typical locations from high-profile entertainment centres to cruise ships. A Rocket’s restaurant must have a minimum of 20m2, with an initial investment of €200,000 to €600,000; an Eddie Rockets restaurant must have a minimum of 100m2, with an initial investment of €400,000 to €1.5 million. Rocket Restaurants require a portion of the investment to be non-borrowed, unencumbered liquid capital.

Rocket's' history

Niall Fortune founded Rocket Restaurants in 1989 in Ireland. Today there are 49 restaurants across Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Spain with 27 of them being franchisee-owned. The Rocket Restaurants system is made up of four burger brands: Eddie Rockets, Rocket’s, The Counter Burger (operated under franchise), and Flash Harrys.

As the sole-shareholder and managing director, Niall Fortune exercised his effective vision to reach €55 millions of system-wide sales in 2016, resulting in the Outstanding Growth Award for his company. In 2017, after 25 years of franchising, Rocket Restaurants was named Irish Franchise of the Year.

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