NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- As Johnny Rockets celebrates its 25th anniversary, the all-American restaurant chain announces the opening of its newest restaurant at the historic landmark, South Street Seaport, in New York City. To celebrate, Johnny Rockets is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new restaurant, located between Pier 16 and 17, on June 6, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event, which is being held on the exact day of the brand's 25th birthday, will feature Johnny Rockets CEO John Fuller, Franchise Owner Bill White and the introduction of Big Apple Shakes.
"I've waited 10 years for this site, and we've taken great care to preserve the historical aspects of the building, while keeping to the tradition of our sleek and modern American feel," said Johnny Rockets Franchise Owner Bill White. "Much like the Seaport and Pier 17, Johnny Rockets is proud of a rich and diverse history, and we are very glad to be able to add to the culture and fun on this dynamic Lower Manhattan waterfront."
The new Seaport restaurant features a brand new design in a significantly historic building. It is the first prototype of the chain's new interior design, which takes the traditional red, chrome and checkerboard décor and replaces it with rich earth tones for a more contemporary, warm, and upscale environment. In addition to savoring classic Johnny Rockets fare, guests can also enjoy ample outdoor seating on the Boardwalk and alcoholic beverages.
"What's old is new, again," stated CEO John Fuller. "Just as the Seaport has maintained its historic American heritage, while updating its offerings for visitors, we have also modernized the look and feel of our restaurant design to keep up with our Guests' lifestyles and the ambiance of the area. We know this new look will appeal to both neighboring Wall Street executives and tourists from around the world."
The South Street Seaport restaurant is open seven days a week; from 8 a.m. to midnight on Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and is located between Fulton and South Street. Johnny Rockets operates 20 other New York area restaurants, including four at Yankee Stadium and one of three Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge concepts, on 62nd Street and First Avenue. Two more Johnny Rockets restaurants will open, later this year. For more information about Johnny Rockets, visit www.johnnyrockets.com.
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