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Burgers, Shakes, Fries & Fun!

Johnny Rockets

Founded in 1986 / Los Angeles, CA

Founded in 1986 on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, Johnny Rockets is an iconic, world-renowned, hamburger restaurant franchise that offers high-quality, innovative menu items including Certified Angus Beef® cooked-to-order hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries, and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. With over 275+ locations in over 25 countries around the globe, this dynamic, lifestyle brand offers friendly service in an upbeat atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun.

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By the numbers.





Franchised Units
US States





800-2500 ft.²

Ideal Space
Global Sales

6% Royalty

Percent of Net Sales
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1 Unit

Hurricane Wings co-branded with Johnny Rockets

Store Design Tour

At Johnny Rockets, the design is carefully crafted to transport you to a bygone era with its retro style and modern touches. Drawing inspiration from mid-century modern, we recreate the ambiance of a 1950s diner with eye-catching features such as bright red booths, tiled floors, and trendy light fixtures. To complete the experience, we always have groovy tunes playing in the background, regardless of the decade, providing the perfect rhythm for your meal. At Johnny Rockets, we believe in offering a complete sensory experience with great food, lively music, and a fantastic atmosphere.

Our Story

Johnny Rockets opened its first restaurant on June 6th, 1986, on the iconic Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Today, our timeless all-American brand connects with customers across the US and around the globe. Our passion for craveable, quality menu items is only equaled by our commitment to a superb guest experience.

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The name
"Johnny Rockets"

As for the namesake, Johnny Rockets is a combination of all things Americana: “Johnny” after the iconic Johnny Appleseed, and “Rocket” for that classic Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Our restaurants ooze with old school charm and retro appeal, and since the beginning, we’ve incorporated dance routines to vintage jukebox tunes to entertain guests. And it was an instant hit. Crowds swarmed the Melrose location until 5am, with 600-700 guests daily. And with that, Johnny Rockets blasted off into success.

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