ALISO VIEJO, California, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Johnny Rockets has opened its doors and welcomed the community to its new restaurant in Tunis, Tunisia, located in the popular El Menzah 5 shopping district. Johnny Rockets is known for its world famous fresh, cooked-to-order hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and hand spun shakes.
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“We are excited to welcome Tunisian guests to the first American casual restaurant franchise in the country,” says Walid Gahbiche, franchise partner. “Local residents have been requesting an all-American dining experience and Johnny Rockets’ friendly service and entertaining atmosphere is exactly what they have been craving. We look forward to offering the Johnny Rockets experience to guests in Tunis.”
The Gahbiche family chose to bring Johnny Rockets to El Menzah 5 due to its high consumer traffic and surrounding restaurants and shops, making it a retail and dining destination. The owners plan to open three Johnny Rockets in five years and are seeking real estate for their upcoming second location, which will also open in Tunis.
“This is Johnny Rockets’ first restaurant in Tunisia, further strengthening our footprint in Africa,” says James Walker, President of Operations and Development for Johnny Rockets. “Our expansion into Tunisia contributes to our aggressive international growth strategy, as we work to bring our all-American dining experience to guests around the world.”
The restaurant is approximately 3,500 square feet and seats about 90 guests. Johnny Rockets will be open Sunday – Thursday, noon – 11:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, noon to midnight. Guests can connect with Johnny Rockets Tunis on Facebook.com/JohnnyRocketsTunisia or Instagram at @JohnnyRockets.tn.
Today, Johnny Rockets’ franchise partners currently operate more than 125 restaurants outside of the U.S., with plans to double that number by 2017.
About Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100% beef made-to-order hamburgers, Veggie Boca® burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious hand-spun 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 www.johnnyrockets.com.