World-Famous Hamburgers Land at Mexico's Guadalajara Airport With Area's Third Johnny Rockets Restaurant

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Johnny Rockets opened its third Guadalajara restaurant in the Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL) on September 21, 2011. The all-American, casual restaurant chain serves its signature menu of classic Hamburgers, Shakes and American Fries to the airport's six million annual visitors.

The restaurant celebrated its Grand Opening by welcoming 150 local Guests, between noon and 9:00 p.m. on September 21st, to enjoy samples of Hamburgers, Chilly Cheese Dogs, Shakes and American Fries, as well as the entertainment of dancing servers.

"Classic Americana is in high demand throughout Mexico, which is evident with the success of our Toluca Airport and Cancun Airport Johnny Rockets restaurants," said Rafael Aguirre, president of Mera Corporation. "The brand's fun American atmosphere and delicious food are a treat to visitors, as well as our local Tapatios, native Guadalajarans."

The airport recently underwent major renovations, doubling its capacity and adding new concourses and terminals. With the expansion, the number of visitors continues to rise, along with the demand for high-quality eateries for on-the-go travelers.

"Airports and international travel destinations have been some of the most fruitful locations for us as a brand," says Steve Devine, senior vice president of international development for Johnny Rockets. "Overall, airports are the third largest category of restaurant growth for Johnny Rockets. And, in fact, our restaurants, outside the U.S., typically have higher average unit volumes and represented 32 percent of our growth last year."

The new 762 square foot Johnny Rockets restaurant employs eighteen local residents and is located at Municipio Tlajomulco de Zuniga, 45659 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. This is the 15th Johnny Rockets in Mexico and the ninth location in an airport, worldwide.

For more information about Johnny Rockets or its franchising opportunities, go to www.johnnyrockets.com.

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