Eddie Rockets, the Dublin-based US diner restaurant group, has secured a €11.4m deal with roadside services operator Topaz to add its Rocket’s by Eddie Rocket’s concept to 40 forecourts across Ireland.

The first Rocket’s at a Topaz site has opened at Douglas, Co. Cork and sites at Dublin Port and Brennanstown, Co Wicklow are due to open before the end of the year.

A further 15 outlets will be rolled out throughout 2016 with all 40 sites expected to be open over the next seven years with €250k invested in each site.

The company currently operates c36 restaurants across Ireland the majority of which are its larger format restaurant Eddie Rocket’s. It has four of the smaller Rocket’s format.

Rocket’s by Eddie Rocket’s has been designed with forecourts in mind and will offer Topaz customers the most innovative forecourt dining experience in Ireland.

It will serve up portable, freshly-made salads, hotdogs, tenders and milkshakes.