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Company Overview of The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc.
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.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Founded in 1986
Key Executives for The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and President
President of Operations and Development
President of Johnny Rockets International
Senior Vice President of Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.
The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. Key Developments
Johnny Rockets Announces Executive Changes
Feb 9 15
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.
Global burger chains seek PE appetiser before India push
Nov 24 14
Global burger chains Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., The Wendy's Company (NasdaqGS:WEN), International Dairy Queen, Inc. and The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. are seeking to raise funds from private equity players to launch or expand their India business.
Johnny Rockets Entry into Singapore Through New Franchise Partners
Oct 9 14
The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. announced that the company is partnering with new franchise partners husband and wife entrepreneurs Nafees Khundker and Sohana Rouf Chowdhury, to bring Johnny Rockets' menu of All-American fare and entertaining atmosphere to their home country of Singapore. After recognizing the demand for the concept in Singapore and visiting the restaurant in the U.S., Khundker and Chowdhury chose the brand due to its focus on high-quality dishes, guest service and entertaining atmosphere, all of which showed great promise for this dynamic market. Johnny Rockets' signature American menu, including made-to-order hamburgers, American fries, hand-spun shakes and sandwiches, is an ideal fit to lead the growth of this category in the market. In addition to its classic menu, Johnny Rockets provides casual fun and a unique dining experience, including dancing servers, twirling straws and timeless American music.
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