JAKARTA MARKS JOHNNY ROCKETS’ FURTHER EXPANSION INTO INDONESIA
July 31, 2013
(Aliso Viejo, Calif.) July 31, 2013 – Less than a year after opening a restaurant at Bali’s Beachwalk Kuta Beach last September, Johnny Rockets boosted its presence in Indonesia by opening two locations in Jakarta at PIM Street Gallery and Lotte Avenue, Ciputra World on July 6 and July 12, respectively.
Based on the positive reception to their Bali counterpart by local residents and visitors to this popular tourist destination, the PIM Street Gallery and Lotte Avenue, Ciputra World locations boast similar delicious fare, friendly service and timeless dining ambiance. Menu items include Hamburgers, American Fries served with a ketchup smiley face, classic Sandwiches and hand-spun Shakes, along with regional favorites. The restaurant’s experience also includes dancing servers, twirled straws, an open kitchen and music from the past eight decades.
Having a presence in the nation’s capital and largest city is critical, according to John Fuller – CEO of Johnny Rockets – as is having the Indonesian locations operated by a strong franchise partner. “As the founder of Indonesia’s tourism board; member family of Sahid Group with holdings in real estate, restaurants and hotels; and head of the Riyanti Investama International Group, Wiryanti Sukamdani knows what it takes to run a successful business,” said Fuller. “We couldn’t have asked for a more skilled operator to introduce Johnny Rockets to the more than 23 million residents of greater Jakarta who are looking for a truly American dining experience.”
A restaurant and hospitality veteran, Sukamdani and her business partner own several Pizza Hut restaurants. When they decided to add a burger brand to their portfolio, Johnny Rockets was an easy choice. “Not only does Johnny Rockets feature delicious all-American food, but they’re unique in that they offer Indonesians entertainment as they dine out,” explained Sukamdani. “Our first location in Bali has been extremely well received, and we have great expectations for our two new restaurants. We’re currently evaluating sites for two additional locations over the next few years.”
Johnny Rockets PIM Street Gallery restaurant is located at JL Metro Pondak Indah, on the second floor, while the Lotte Avenue, Ciputra World location can be found at JL Dr. Satrio Kav.3 & 5 Jakarta. For more information about Johnny Rockets and its franchising opportunities, go to www.johnnyrockets.com.