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Wednesday 23 October 2019

New Rockets boss leaves company

Adrian Crean. Photo: Mark Condren
Adrian Crean. Photo: Mark Condren

Michael Cogley

The managing director of fast food group Rockets has left just six months after being appointed to the role.

Adrian Crean took up the job in December with the task of overseeing its 51 outlets across its Eddie Rockets, Rockets, and The Counter brands.

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He was the first person to take up the role after founder Niall Fortune stepped down. Fortune had spent 30 years in the job.

In a statement to the Sunday Independent, the company said that Crean had left by "mutual agreement".

"Niall Fortune, founder and chairman, will continue in an executive capacity responsible for the day-to-day running of the group," the company said.

Before joining Rockets, Crean had spent seven years heading up McDonald's in Ireland in competition with Fortune.

He said that he had always "admired" the Rockets Group when he was heading up McDonald's. He left the US burger chain in 2017 before taking up a role as chief brand officer at forecourt retailer Applegreen.

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