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March 29, 2015 8:39 AM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc.

Company Overview

The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc., doing business as Johnny Rockets, owns and operates a chain of restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurant serve shakes and floats, hamburgers, melts, cheese steaks, chicken, sandwiches and hot dogs, salads, starters, kid’s meals, desserts, and beverages. The company operates restaurants in malls, strip centers, street fronts, airports, aquariums, casinos, amusement parks, military bases, cruise ships, sports arenas, and seaports. It also offers franchise services. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Aliso Viejo, California. The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC.

20 Enterprise

Suite 300

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

United States

Founded in 1986

Phone:

949-643-6100

Fax:

866-209-9523

Key Executives for The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer
President of Operations and Development
President of Johnny Rockets International
Senior Vice President of Development
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. Key Developments

Johnny Rockets Announces the Opening of Restaurant at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock

Johnny Rockets announced the opening of its newest restaurant, located in the food court at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock, Ga. This is the 13th Johnny Rockets to open in an outlet center Joining more than 330 locations worldwide, this Johnny Rockets expands the brand's presence in metro Atlanta and marks the sixth location in Georgia. Johnny Rockets at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is located in the food court at 915 Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock, Ga. The restaurant will celebrate its opening on March 26, 2015.

Johnny Rockets Appoints Charles Bruce as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Johnny Rockets announced the appointment of Charles Bruce as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer. Bruce brings to Johnny Rockets more than 35 years of experience in marketing and leadership positions. Most recently, Charles Bruce was President and Chief Executive Officer of Peter Piper Pizza. Following the successful turnaround, Bruce was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Charles Bruce will be based at Johnny Rockets headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA and is relocating to the Orange County area.

Johnny Rockets Announces Executive Changes

Johnny Rockets announced the promotion of James Walker to President of Operations and Development. Formerly Johnny Rockets' Chief Development Officer, Walker was recently promoted because of his role in orchestrating the franchise's growth and development since coming onboard a little more than a year ago. Walker joined Johnny Rockets in December of 2013, and as the newly-appointed President of Operations and Development, will oversee the brand's development strategy, including construction, design and real estate, as well as domestic and international operations. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, Walker held the CDO position at Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap. To build his operations and development team, Walker has appointed Jim Hicks as Senior Vice President of Domestic Operations and Gene Savage as Director of Franchise Sales and Real Estate. Both Hicks and Savage will report directly to Walker. Hicks was appointed SVP of Domestic Operations to improve quality, consistency and profitability of franchise and corporate restaurants in the U.S. Hicks comes to Johnny Rockets from Yoshinoya America, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Operations Services. He has also held recent operations roles in restaurant brands such as Fresh Enterprises, Inc. and El Pollo Loco. With more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant and retail industries, Gene Savage joins Johnny Rockets as Director of Franchise Sales and Real Estate. As part of his role, Savage is responsible for franchise sales and development and real estate. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, he held the position of Director of Franchise Sales and Real Estate for FSC Franchise Co. LLC.

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