Orange County-Based Marketing Firm To Remain Johnny Rockets Agency-Of-Record

Northten, Inc. Retained after Intensive Multi-Agency Search

July 20, 2009 // Franchising.com // LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Following a comprehensive agency search that included more than thirty requests for proposals and a dozen in-person presentations, The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. has announced the decision to remain with incumbent marketing firm, Northten.

All agencies participating in the review were selected based on an extensive list of criteria including location, fees, client roster, restaurant experience and chemistry. The initial challenge was to create overarching advertising platforms for the company's timeless brand and demonstrate a proficiency in the fast casual dining segment. The final round for consideration of the top three candidates was based on creating a comprehensive program to engage children in Johnny Rockets, throughout the year.

According to Johnny Rockets Executive Director of Marketing, Tim Gorman, "What impressed us - as much as demonstrating a true understanding of our brand - was Northten's ability to carry on our day-to-day business, seamlessly. They were obviously working full-tilt to present positioning campaigns and create an out-of-this-world kids' program…while never skipping a beat on any of the forty to fifty other projects we ran concurrent to the review."
Northten's Executive Creative Director, Kevin Favell, said of the decision, "Of course we are happy to still have the business for a brand that continues to grow beyond its bricks and mortar. However, our team has always remained quietly confident that we offer the most highly effective marketing available for Johnny Rockets' streamlined marketing efforts."

Northten, Inc. is based in Lake Forest, California.

About Johnny Rockets

Since 1986, Johnny Rockets has offered the food, fun and friendliness that remind guests of timeless, feel-good Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers, classic sandwiches and hand-dipped shakes and malts. It's the place to go for fast, friendly service, flavorful food, uplifting music and relaxed, casual fun. Headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., Johnny Rockets has 275 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 29 states and 11 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.

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