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Johnny Rockets

Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including made-to-order hamburgers, crispy American Fries, classic sandwiches and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service, upbeat music, twirled straws and dancing servers, contributing to the chain's signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun.

What Does a Johnny Rockets Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Johnny Rockets, you'll need to have at least $200,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $500,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $650,500 - $1,098,500. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (25% Discount). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $200,000
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Net Worth: $500,000
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Total Investment: $650,500 - $1,098,500
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 25% Discount

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 385
Home Office: Lake Forest, CA
Year Founded: 1986
Franchising Since: 1987

Johnny Rockets:
Signature of Craftsmanship

Experience the inviting charm of a classic diner re-envisioned by the next generation. Passion for food comes first here, and it’s served by staff who know a thing or two about creating a great burger. Time-honored traditions like hand-spun shakes are complimented by unique new offers like craft sodas and floats. We’ve honed our craft and boast the best burger in town. We’re willing to put our signature on every dish that leaves our kitchen.

The NEW Johnny Rockets

  • What was once an all-American restaurant has opened its doors to attain a truly global culture. We draw inspiration from cuisine and culture all over the globe. We offer best-in-class burgers, shakes and fries.
  • What was once an offering of classic ice cream shakes becomes a select variety of hand-spun shakes with a new offering of craft soda floats.
  • Seating is no longer prescribed by permanent booths and fastened swivel chairs. Flexibility to move tables and various types of chairs encourages our customers to engage.
  • The jukebox played a memorable role in the previous experience. It’s time for an upgrade to the uniquely curated Johnny Rocket’s Spotify channel featuring modern remixes of some of the most popular classics.
  • The hot rod car culture once ruled the restaurant vibe. Nowadays, customers can relate more to the bicycle as a transportation icon.
  • One day, a long time ago, singing, dancing servers were all the rage. At Johnny Rockets 2.0, our servers share their passion for food through superb customer service.

Our Worldwide Growth

The Better Burger Category remains strong.

  • Annual sales exceeding $360 million.
  • 3,000+ employees worldwide.
  • Nearly 350 Johnny Rockets around the globe, including restaurants in 35 states/districts and 26 countries.
  • With ownership from Sun Capital Partners, Inc., Johnny Rockets is positioned for expansive growth.

One Brand, Three Expressions

Select the expression that is right for you.

Johnny Rockets 2.0
Offers a larger location to cater to guests who are seeking the traditional, dine-in Johnny Rockets experience. The traditional prototype is ideal for spaces that can accommodate full-service dining and entertainment.

Johnny Rockets Express
Offers a quick, quality experience for guests in traditional and alternative venues, including malls, arenas and airports. Johnny Rockets Express is ideal for developments looking to deliver an all-American experience to consumers on-the-go.

Johnny Rockets Drive-Thru
Offers a quick, quality experience for guests in high-volume areas, such as exits off of major freeways. Drive-Thru restaurants are ideal for on-the-go consumers, whether they are traveling for business or simply looking for a quick bite.


Johnny Rockets

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To get more information on Johnny Rockets, please call Franchise Development directly at 949-643-6118.


Johnny Rockets has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Franchise Gator Top 100 (2015, 2017)


Johnny Rockets is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $200,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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