Johnny Rockets Diner by Janice Cooper
Johnny Rocket's Diner Burgers, Shakes and 50's Style Diners
Johnny Rocket's was founded on June 6, 1986 by Ron Teitelbaum of Los Angeles, California. Teitelbaum saw Johnny Rockets restaurants as his vision for an authentic 40's vintage burger and fry diner experience. The first restaurant was established as s 20-stool counter operation on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Within a decade the brand made headway in establishing more notable and less traditional diner locations, increasing its popularity in the nation. Royal Caribbean International featured a Johnny Rockets on board its Voyager of the Seas in 1999, making it the first "mobile" Johnny Rockets restaurant. From that point forward the cruise line has offered a Johnny Rockets location on board all of their new cruise ships. A decade later the Yankee Stadium opened with many Johnny Rockets stands throughout the stadium where fans were served hamburgers, shakes, fries and malts.
FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, is another location where Johnny Rockets plays concession host. The world's largest Johnny Rockets location is inside California's Knott's Berry Farm. This restaurant has more than 5,900 square feet with indoor seating for over 250 guests and an additional patio area. Authentic vintage portraits, jukeboxes and coca-cola glass bottles at many locations help create the ambiance of an American classic diner. Putting ketchup smiley faces on the plates of customers who order french fries and singing to customers are some of the special touches that people come to love about the restaurant.