Hometown Hero, Johnny Rockets, is Rocking at Universal CityWalk

Home of the Original Hamburger Draws Sports Fans to New Hollywood Location

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Nearly twenty-five years after opening its original restaurant in Los Angeles, Johnny Rockets has unveiled its sports lounge concept on the West Coast. The new Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge, located within Universal CityWalk's three-block entertainment, dining and shopping promenade, combines a traditional family-friendly Johnny Rockets restaurant and its classic Americana dining experience with sports-filled screens, stylish decor and a full-service bar.

Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge offers a unique setting where families, sports fanatics and local sports teams can enjoy all-American comfort food. With thirteen large screen TVs scattered throughout the lounge, main restaurant and patio area, guests have the chance to enjoy their favorite sporting event, spend time with family or celebrate a season, while savoring an ice cold Johnny Rockets American Ale beer and classic bar fare.

The dining menu features favorites like, grilled-to-order hamburgers, shakes and American Fries, all signature items of the iconic chain. Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge also serves cocktails, wine and beer, a specialized bar menu and a variety of branded merchandise for sale. Monday through Friday, guests can take advantage of the happy hour food and drink menu, from 3-7 p.m. With the Gibson Amphitheatre nearby, concertgoers are encouraged to stop at Johnny Rockets for themed drink specials. The location also offers a selection of breakfast items, opening its doors at 9:00 a.m.

"Los Angeles is known for its high concentration of sports teams and our new sports lounge will offer the perfect place to grab a beer and classic American food in a fun setting," said Franchise Owner Bobby Azinian. "With the exuberant dynamic of the Universal CityWalk surroundings, and the good times of Johnny Rockets, the Sports Lounge is quickly becoming a great hangout for locals and tourists alike."

"The original Johnny Rockets opened in Los Angeles in 1986, and we're excited to turn the page and launch new versions of our classic brand, like the sports lounge at CityWalk, just miles away from our original location," said CEO of Johnny Rockets, John Fuller. "We've come a long way in the past twenty-five years and we know guests will enjoy our fun family setting to take in a game or enjoy a meal while spending the day at Universal Studios."

Johnny Rockets Restaurant & Sports Lounge is located in Universal CityWalk Hollywood at 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, Calif. The restaurant marks the opening of the company's third Sports Lounge and the 42nd restaurant in Southern California. The chain currently consists of nearly 300 restaurants in the U.S. and abroad, with plans to double that number in the next three-to-five years.

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