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ALL-AMERICAN JOHNNY ROCKETS OPENS FIRST RESTAURANT IN TAMPICO, ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

February 11, 2011

International Restaurant Chain Opens 13th Mexican Location

(Aliso Viejo, CA) Feb 11 - Johnny Rockets today announced the grand opening of its latest all-American restaurant in the eclectic city of Tampico, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Highlighting the food and fun that made them famous, the new Johnny Rockets will introduce the brand's iconic menu, décor and dancing to residents and visitors of the vibrant coastal community.

Local entrepreneurs and brothers, Jorge Santana Villarreal and Isaias Santana Villarreal, operating as Operadora de Restaurantes Savi S. A de C. V, own and run a successful family business that includes freight transportation, blue agave and tree plantations, cattle farming and industrial equipment. They also run a charitable foundation that provides medical assistance, food and support to those who can't afford appropriate care.

"We are excited to open Johnny Rockets in our hometown of Tampico," said Franchise Owner Isaias Santana Villarreal. "It allows us to introduce the kind of cooking we've experienced in The States and allows us to bring out our creative sides when it comes to marketing, music and dancing. He added, "We know our friends and family love eating and spending time here and we believe the rest of the city will, as well."

The new 2,730 square foot restaurant is located in Plaza Covadonga and employs 43 local Tampico residents.

According to Johnny Rockets Senior Vice President of International Development, Steve Devine, "Tampico represents a great opportunity for Johnny Rockets to further our fan base in yet another vibrant part of Mexico. We have no doubt that the Santana Villarreals will bring the same passion and professionalism to this restaurant as they do to their other businesses."

For more information about Johnny Rockets or their franchising opportunities go to www.johnnyrockets.com.

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About Johnny Rockets
Since June 6, 1986, Johnny Rockets has offered the timeless food, fun and friendliness of classic Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves great-tasting fare from a menu of all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers, classic sandwiches and hand-dipped Shakes and malts. It’s the place to go for friendly service, flavorful food, uplifting music and relaxed, casual fun. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Johnny Rockets has about 300 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 32 states, including D.C. and Puerto Rico, and 15 countries, including those found in Six Flags amusement parks, FedEx Field and on board 11 Royal Caribbean cruise ships.



For more information contact:
Cozette Koerber
(949) 330-9317

Jericho Tallman
(949) 517-8716




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