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Company Overview of The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc.

Company Overview

The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. operates and franchises a chain of restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company operates restaurants in malls, strip centers, street fronts, airports, aquariums, casinos, amusement parks, military bases, cruise ships, sports arenas, and seaports. Its menu includes hamburgers, soda pops, shakes and floats, rocket melts, fries, onion rings, ice creams, cheese steaks, chicken sandwiches and hot dogs, salads, starters, rocket kids meals, desserts, and beverages. 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: 64
Chief Financial Officer
President of Operations & Development
President of Johnny Rockets International
Senior Vice President of Development
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. Key Developments

Johnny Rockets Opens First International Food Truck in Chile

As part of its continued focus on international growth and development, Johnny Rockets opened its first international food truck in La Serena, Chile to support its active market and on-the-go consumer base. Operating as an extension of the brand, Johnny Rockets food trucks offer the restaurant's world famous fresh, cooked-to-order hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and hand-spun shakes to guests in areas with high foot traffic and at special events. Johnny Rockets food trucks are an add-on option for franchise partners, available as a convenient way for restaurants to access the community outside of the restaurants' four walls. Opening around the globe, including a truck coming soon to Nigeria, the food trucks will visit local community events and will also be available for guest to rent for private events and catering needs.

Johnny Rockets Hires Rumbani Mchawe as Director of Mature Markets

Johnny Rockets announced the appointment of Rumbani Mchawe as Country Director of Mature Markets. In this role, Mchawe will provide support to the international franchise community, specifically operators in the Middle East, Europe and Africa to ensure quality assurance standards are met and to improve overall sales and operations. Mchawe will report directly to Vice President of International, Naresh Vinod Worklikar. Rumbani Mchawe brings more than 25 years of restaurant operations, training and development experience to the Johnny Rockets executive team. Prior to joining the company, Mchawe held the position of Vice President, Development and Expansion for Quiznos. During his time with the 1500-unit sandwich chain, Mchawe drove global strategies for development and operations, including supporting the US and 43 countries. Prior to Quiznos, Mchawe held multiple roles with restaurant franchise companies, including Denny's, Church's Chicken, Little Caesar'sEnterprises, Inc. and Domino's Pizza.

Johnny Rockets Hires Susanne Marie Stover as New Chief Financial Officer and Member of its Executive Team

Johnny Rockets announced the appointment of Susanne Stover, who will be joining the company as its new Chief Financial Officer and member of its executive team. Stover will be reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Charles Bruce, and will lead and implement effective strategies to drive growth and a financial infrastructure for the brand. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, Stover was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the New York Racing Association, where she was responsible for developing and implementing financial infrastructure and driving strategic growth.

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