Topaz, which has 330 forecourts across Ireland, has announced a €11.4m investment to introduce Rocket’s fast-food outlets to 40 of its forecourts. The rollout will take place over a seven-year period, and will result in the creation of 45 direct jobs in 2015.

The first Rocket’s at Topaz concept has been launched at Topaz in Douglas, County Cork and it will be introduced at Dublin Port and Brennanstown, County Wicklow before the end of the year. A further 15 outlets will be rolled out throughout 2016.

The Rocket’s offer will include hamburgers freshly-made salads, hotdogs, tenders and milkshakes.

Emmet O’Neill Topaz CEO, commented: “This year has been a big year for Topaz with the roll out of our Re.Store concept across Ireland – the addition of Rocket’s will further set us apart. We had been looking for the perfect fast casual offer and we’ve found it. Rocket’s is bang on trend and exactly where we want to drive our business. The creation of 45 new jobs is all part of our continued plan for growth.”

Niall Fortune, owner at Eddie Rocket’s, commented: “We are delighted to be able to bring our food to customers all around Ireland with Topaz, and we are very excited to have opened the first location at the Topaz Service Station, Douglas, County Cork, last week.

“As Ireland’s largest convenience and fuel retailer, Topaz is the perfect fit for us to bring our food offering to consumers throughout the country. Since Rocket’s launch last year, we have learned a great deal about the casual dining customer and have perfected our speed of service, portability of food and the overall taste experience to bring Topaz customers an unrivalled food offering.”