May 21, 2012 // Franchising.com // Aliso Viejo, Calif. – Johnny Rockets swarmed into the Beehive State yesterday by opening its first restaurant in Station Park, slated to be the preeminent lifestyle shopping center in the Salt Lake City region. With an all-American menu that includes mouthwatering Hamburgers, American Fries served with a ketchup smiley face, thick Shakes and classic sandwiches – along with their signature friendly service, timeless music and upbeat dance routines – Johnny Rockets is the go-to dining destination for mall shoppers as well as Farmington residents and visitors to the area.
An international restaurant chain that has offered the food, fun and friendliness of feel-good Americana since 1986, Johnny Rockets is the place to go for relaxed, casual fun. Of particular interest to families visiting Station Park’s children’s play area and park is their Rocket Kids menu that features Mini Hamburgers, Chicken Tenders, Mini Hot Dogs or Grilled Cheese served with kid-sized American Fries and their choice of a kids’ beverage. And each Hamburger on the Johnny Rockets menu can be made with ground beef, ground turkey, chicken breast, or 100% soy Boca® Burger – the latter being of particular interest to those preferring a meatless option.
This new location marks the first foray into Utah by Alex Ghomi and Max Javadi, successful Johnny Rockets franchise partners who operate four additional restaurants in Irvine, Anaheim, Torrance and Valencia, CA. “We’re thrilled to introduce Utahans to the magic of Johnny Rockets,” said Javadi. “And we couldn’t ask for a better location than Station Park. Parents and children can enjoy our classic American food, timeless music, and family-friendly atmosphere before or after they shop, go to a movie, or experience all that this ever-evolving shopping center has to offer.”
“As the 13th biggest state in the US, Utah represents an incredible opportunity for Johnny Rockets,” added John Fuller, CEO and president of Johnny Rockets. “With its robust tourism, family-focused religious community, and myriad of outdoor recreation activities and area attractions, Utah – and historic Farmington, in particular – is an ideal place to introduce our unique dining experience.”
A grand opening celebration for the new restaurant is scheduled for early June. Planned activities include menu sampling, prize giveaways, photo opportunities, and a host of other fun, interactive events designed to maximize guest engagement and officially welcome Johnny Rockets to the Farmington area.
The new Johnny Rockets Station Park restaurant is located in the Village near the Cinemark Theater, at the intersection of I-15, Highway 89 and Legacy Parkway. The 2,200-square-foot restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Sunday.
For more information about Johnny Rockets and its franchising opportunities, go to www.johnnyrockets.com.
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