June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Johnny Rockets announces a development agreement with HDS Polska Group to build and operate 10 Johnny Rockets restaurants over the next 10 years. The group plans to open its first Johnny Rockets restaurant in Warsaw.
HDS Polska Group is a subsidiary of publicly-traded company Lagardere Services. After almost 20 years of presence in Poland, it operates a network of more than 800 outlets in the Polish market including convenience stores, coffee shops and full service restaurants.
"Our expansion into Poland marks Johnny Rockets' entry into our 27th country, paving the way for future growth in Europe, particularly France, Germany, United Kingdom and other major European markets," states James Walker, President of Operations and Development for Johnny Rockets. "With an established reputation of providing Polish consumers with new and successful travel, retail and foodservice concepts, HDS Polska Group is the ideal partner to introduce Johnny Rockets' all-American dining experience to the Polish market."
"We're committed to franchise growth in domestic and international markets and have found great partners around the world to help position our brand for continued success," says Charles Bruce, President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnny Rockets. "The HDS Polska Group is a well-respected and trusted partner and we're excited to launch our expansion into Poland with them."
Johnny Rockets first restaurant in Poland is expected to open in early 2016. Today, Johnny Rockets' franchise partners currently operate more than 125 restaurants outside the U.S., and the brand's global plan is to double that number by 2017.
Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100% beef made-to-order hamburgers, Veggie Boca® burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service and upbeat music contributing to the chain's signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun. Founded in 1986, Johnny Rockets operates more than 330 franchise and corporate locations in 26 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.johnnyrockets.com.
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