President & CEO of Johnny Rockets to Address International Franchising Symposium

Lee Sanders Gives Franchising Community Good News in Times of Doubt


LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 5 // PRNewswire // -- Lee Sanders, President and CEO of The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc., will give the keynote address today to kick off the International Symposium on Franchising, at the Sheraton, in Downtown Los Angeles. In a conference titled "Global Expansion for Diversification and Growth," Sanders will address how his company continues to thrive with accelerated market expansion -- both domestically and internationally.

According to Sanders, "I'll address how international expansion can be a proven growth strategy in times of economic uncertainty. In this season of tough economic times, it is great to communicate Johnny Rockets is not only surviving ... but we also are experiencing a time of unprecedented growth and success. In fact, when other companies are downsizing, being purchased by competitors or completely going under, our development plans are right on track to open 60 new restaurants, this year."

Johnny Rockets and its franchisees currently operate 217 restaurants in the U.S. and 35 restaurants in nine other countries, including: Bahamas, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Kuwait, Mexico, Qatar, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. New locations are scheduled to open soon in Saudi Arabia, Germany and the Dominican Republic, and several more international franchising deals are currently in the works.

"Johnny Rockets is demonstrating the exportability of Americana and the advantage of a flexible business model," continued Sanders. "We also are proving that there are many countries with consumer demand for U.S. brands, limited competition and a growing number of consumers with increased spending power."

The company attributes its success to a strong brand and ongoing innovation in the arenas of food quality, customer service and convenience.

To learn more about Johnny Rockets, visit johnnyrockets.com.

About Johnny Rockets

For more than 22 years, Johnny Rockets has offered the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant offers its guests simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers, and hand-dipped shakes and malts. Headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., Johnny Rockets has 252 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 29 states and 10 countries, including those found in Six Flags amusement parks and aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Johnny Rockets is currently franchising new restaurants in most markets.

SOURCE The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc.

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