EXPANSION INTO INDIA CONTINUES FOR JOHNNY ROCKETS
February 23, 2014
Gurgaon Restaurant Marks Second Opening This Year in One of the World’s Most Populous Countries
(Aliso Viejo, Calif.) February 24, 2014 – Franchise group, Prime Gourmet Private Limited, is proud to announce the opening of their second Johnny Rockets in India, just over a month after the launch of the country’s first restaurant of its kind in New Delhi. Located on the NH-8 highway at the Delhi-Gurgaon border, India’s newest Johnny Rockets is situated in the heart of the burgeoning Ambience Mall.
The Ambience Mall opening continues the all-American international franchise’s planned expansion into the country, bringing along its winning recipe of modern Americana and cravable menu items that have achieved tremendous success in twenty-five additional countries around the world. The expansion into India is the result of a franchise agreement with Prime Gourmet Private Limited, a new restaurant company founded by hospitality and finance industry veterans Sachin Goel, Vishal Chaudhry and Gaurav Sharma. With decades of experience between them, the team has paved the way for the eventual roll out of at least twenty additional Johnny Rockets in India throughout the next several years.
By opening in Gurgaon, the leading financial and industrial center of India, Johnny Rockets is poised to benefit from guests traveling in and out of a city that boasts the third highest per capita income in the country. Once a small agricultural village, Gurgaon is now home to approximately 250 Fortune 500 companies and has consequently become the epicenter for economic growth in the state of Haryana.
“With a mall location conveniently located just off the busiest highway on the subcontinent, Vishal Chaudry and his Prime Gourmet Private Limited restaurant group have targeted a high-traffic area with an insatiable hunger for the type of food and vibrant atmosphere that Johnny Rockets provides,” said Johnny Rockets CEO John Fuller. “Coming off the recent opening of the nearby Select Citywalk location, we have already seen how receptive this country is to our internationally recognized brand.”
The Ambience Mall location delivers its signature all-American fare, with localized options and a focus on chicken breast sandwiches and buffalo tenderloin burgers, to a large swath of dining consumers. With its energetic music, friendly service, dancing servers and twirled straws, the restaurant provides an engaging, interactive dining experience that appeals to both local residents and area visitors.
Much like its Select Citywalk counterpart, the Ambience Mall menu brings the iconic brand’s classic American favorites to India in addition to a handful of custom menu items that cater specifically to the local and regional palates. Items unique to the Ambience Mall and Select Citywalk locations include Masala Fries, a Tandoori Spiced Chicken Wrap, Paneer Philly Cheesesteak and the Divine Delhi, the restaurants’ salute to the robust flavors of the region.
Future properties slated to open in India include: Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
For more information about Johnny Rockets and its franchising opportunities, go to www.johnnyrockets.com.