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Diner wins top award

Diner chain Eddie Rocket's has won the prestigious Franchise Of The Year (Retail) award.

It picked up the gong at the Irish Franchise Association black-tie awards ceremony at Croke Park at the weekend.

Eddie Rocket's, which is set to open its 40th diner in Carlow this March, was highly praised for its outstanding innovation and consistent reliability.

Known for its iconic American-style burgers and milk shakes, the chain has outlets on Grafton St and O'Connell St in Dublin.