Johnny Rockets

Eddie Rockets, Camden St, Dublin

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This is an American restaurant franchise whose concept is to create a classic American restaurant atmosphere. The theme is the diner-style restaurant that became a common sight by the 1950s. Decor includes Coca-Cola advertising featuring nearly life-size cardboard illustrations of women in WWII armed services uniforms, individual jukebox stations, chrome accents and red vinyl seats. The staff at some locations are known to sing and dance every half-hour. Making a smiley face with ketchup on the paper plate when served french fries is a Johnny Rockets trademark.

The whole restaurant reminds me of Arnolds from Happy Days.

I first went to Eddie Rockets in Dublin in 2005. Eddie had been in negotiations to buy the franchise, but instead stole the idea and renamed it. The branch in Bahrain opened around 2006, and has been a favourite ever since, despite probably being very unhealthy, and today was no different. Tasty, filling and unhealthy! All the ingredients to a guilty pleasure.


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