Johnny Rockets Targets Gainesville as Promising Real Estate Markets

Looking for a franchise opportunity in Gainesville? Aligning with Johnny Rockets’ aggressive domestic expansion strategy, the restaurant’s franchise development team has announced its nationwide list of markets ideally suited for the all-American brand. With Johnny Rockets’ fl exible footprint, including three expressions – Johnny Rockets, Johnny Rockets Express and Johnny Rockets Route 66 – franchise owners have the opportunity to fi nd their best fit. Some markets have been identifi ed as ideal demographic fi ts. Johnny Rockets has identified the following U.S. cities as top priorities: Tucson, Ariz., Houston, Texas, Bridgewater, N.J., Gainesville, Fla., Bakersfield, Calif. and Fresno, Calif.

“Johnny Rockets consistently thrives in markets with high-traffic retail centers, particularly malls and outlet shopping centers, due to its entertaining atmosphere and broad appeal,” explained James Walker, president of franchise development and operations, Johnny Rockets. “The markets we have identifi ed for growth are primed for fl ourishing restaurant brands, due in large part to real estate availability as well as guest demand for a Johnny Rockets near them. With several prototype options, Johnny Rockets offers many more development opportunities than previously.”

Johnny Rockets offers a successful business model for both franchisees and developers seeking a restaurant with global brand awareness and an existing fan base. With more than 330 restaurants across the globe, Johnny Rockets plans to open more than 25 restaurants this year in the U.S. and more than 100 by 2017. For more information about franchise opportunities and the brand, visit

Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100 percent beef made-to-order hamburgers, Veggie Boca® burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious handspun 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

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