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Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel Opens North Carolina's First Johnny Rockets

August 29, 2011

Home of the Original Hamburger Becomes Smoky Mountains' Newest Attraction

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnny Rockets is pleased to announce its newest location at Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel, bringing the company's unique blend of all-American fare, timeless music and vibrant decor to Cherokee, North Carolina. This marks Johnny Rockets' 21st restaurant in a casino, the largest category of revenue growth in the past year.

"Our brand thrives within this environment because we offer a timeless menu of both hot and cold foods in a classic, upbeat atmosphere," said John Fuller, president and CEO of Johnny Rockets. "The casino attracts a variety of visitors from all over the U.S. and we offer something for everyone." The new approximately 500 square foot restaurant, located in the casino's food court, employs 25 local residents.
"Because of their menu of classic comfort foods and lively entertainment factor, Johnny Rockets is a great restaurant option to offer our guests," said Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel's Senior Vice President and General Manager Darold Londo.
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel, a 56-acre property, is an enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Currently the Casino & Hotel is expanding and is the largest hospitality development project underway in the Southeast. The expansion project is one of the largest in the U.S. with a projected completion set for 2012 – offering the greatest number of hotel accommodations in the Carolinas.
For more information about Johnny Rockets or its franchising opportunities, go to www.johnnyrockets.com. For additional details on Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel go to www.harrahscherokee.com.
SOURCE Johnny Rockets


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