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Franchise owner Steve Snyder, who also operates the Underground Atlanta and Georgia Aquarium Johnny Rockets locations, agrees, “With the new Legoland Discovery Center, the timing of our newest restaurant couldn't be better. Parents and children can enjoy our classic American food, timeless music, and family-friendly atmosphere before or after they experience all that the new Lego center has to offer."
Our evening started with a backpack filled with Johnny Rockets gear including a T-shirt, mousepad and coupon for a free meal on a return visit. We were seated in the new dining area with 1950s-style booths reminiscent of Arnold’s of Happy Days fame. We almost expected to see Richie Cunningham and his pals Potsie and Ralph Malph enjoying malteds in the next booth.
As French fries were served, we were all asked to join in a ketchup-art contest. Nic won another bag of JR goodies with his retro rocket design. While waiting for our food orders to be served, we were all challenged to a Johnny Rockets Trivia quiz and enjoyed the watching the wait staff twist to the “Hippy Hippy Shake."
Then what we had been waiting for… Sonny ordered the “manly” bacon-cheese fries and a #12, Nic ordered the chili-cheese fries and Smoke House Double, and I had onions rings and a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Not only was the food just as delicious as we remembered, but quite plentiful. Sonny and I both needed go-boxes. We were offered samples of new milkshake flavors as we said our farewells. Nic and Sonny were already making plans to meet friends for burgers over the summer break. “I definitely see some milkshakes in my near future” added Sonny.
Now, for all those anxious to check out the new Johnny Rockets, make plans to head over to the Grand Reopening Celebration on Saturday, May 19th! Planned activities include menu sampling, prize giveaways, photo opportunities, and a host of other fun, interactive events designed to maximize guest engagement and officially welcome Johnny Rockets back to the Phipps Plaza shopping community.
Schedule of events:
11:00am: Free Johnny Rockets ketchup-smiley face t-shirt for first 100 Guests (One t-shirt per guest, while supplies last) to visit the new third floor restaurant!
2:00pm to 4:00pm: Dining with the Stars: Snap a photo with popular celebrity impersonators while you enjoy your meal in the new third floor dining area!
2:00pm to 5:00pm - Monarch Court in Phipps Plaza Mall:
- Shake Sampling: Savor a sample of one of our delicious Shakes
- Ketchup Art Station: Take a photo against our Johnny Rockets backdrop after completing your ketchup art masterpiece
- Interactive iPad Quiz: Find out which Johnny Rockets hamburger most closely fits your personality. Offer cards will be distributed to those who take the quiz!
- Photo opportunities: Grab a photo with our Johnny Rockets Shake and “Johnny” (of “Johnny & the Rockets,” our newest characters for kids)