All-American Restaurant Brand, Johnny Rockets, Sets Expansion Records in 2014
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All-American Restaurant Brand, Johnny Rockets, Sets Expansion Records in 2014

November 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Since first opening its doors in 1986, Johnny Rockets has expanded into more than 26 countries, from Brazil to Bahrain and Pakistan to Panama. This year, the brand is on track to achieve record international growth, with a total of 40 new restaurants opening outside the U.S. The iconic modern American restaurant features a menu of all-American fare that includes made-to-order hamburgers and sandwiches, fries, onion rings and hand-spun shakes, all of which are recognized and enjoyed by guests around the world. Coupled with the concept’s unique and entertaining dining experience, Johnny Rockets has attracted millions of visitors in the United States and abroad.

"A contributing factor to our success overseas is the restaurant industry experience of our international franchisees, as well as an in-depth understanding of their local cuisine and flavor preferences in the countries where they operate," explains Scott Chorna, SVP of International Development. "Our ability to adapt to each country’s preferences and needs, whether that be enhancements to menu items or providing support with unique prototype development, is attractive to franchise owners when we enter a new country. With that in mind, we work closely with all of our owners and operators to create and offer very specific regional preparations or sauces that complement our American dishes, while maintaining the integrity of our core menu."

Johnny Rockets Highlights Global Menu Adaptations

As a way to accommodate local palates, Johnny Rockets works with its franchisees to augment the concept’s base offerings of popular American cuisine. Some examples of popular permanent local dishes include a fajita salad in Honduras, a wasabi shake in the Philippines and nachos in Mexico City. Other menu additions include a garlic hamburger in South Korea and a popular Spam burger available at all six Johnny Rockets restaurants in the Philippines.

Adds Chorna, "We knew India would be a challenge for our traditionally beef-based brand. However, when we replaced ground beef with tenderloin, created more chicken options and added tandoori flavoring to our fries, we knew it was a win for all. In fact, it surprises many people to know that our Middle Eastern restaurants, including nine in Kuwait and four in Pakistan, offer the identical menu to that found in the United States. The key is that these menu items are Halal certified, and we offer a pork-free bacon alternative. Our franchisees know their customers and know what they like. Who else would have known that avocado shakes would be so popular in Indonesia?"

As the brand continues its international expansion, it will remain committed to serving its famous All-American menu items, as well as customizing options based on franchisee and local consumer requests. With more than 120 restaurants operating outside the U.S. today, Johnny Rockets plans to double that number by 2017 as part of its global strategy. For more information, including franchise information, visit www.johnnyrockets.com.

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