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February 15, 2011

(Aliso Viejo, CA) Feb 15, 2011 – The opening of the much-anticipated Gun Lake Casino, in Wayland, Michigan, this week, also marked the grand opening of the area’s first Johnny Rockets all-American restaurant. Mt. Pleasant-based Franchise Owner, Brad Hansen, is introducing the classic restaurant chain’s world-famous Hamburgers, Shakes and American Fries to West Michigan, along with the company’s unique blend of music and vibrant décor.

The hot new Gun Lake Casino complex is located 25 miles South of Grand Rapids and 30 miles north of Kalamazoo. It touts “Something for Everybody,” including a number of restaurants, lounges, live music, a variety of state-of-the-art gaming features and more than 1,400 slot machines.

Bringing 63 years of experience in hotel and restaurant ownership and management, LaBelle Management President and CEO, Hansen, stated, “I’m enthusiastic about becoming a part of the Gun Lake Casino enterprise. Bringing a winning concept, like Johnny Rockets, to the Casino Food Court is going to be a huge draw for visitors who enjoy traditional American comfort foods and our fun, energetic atmosphere.”

The new 800 square foot Johnny Rockets employs thirty local residents and is the restaurant chain’s third location in the state of Michigan, the other two serving Auburn Hills and Lansing.

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

Jericho Tallman
(949) 517-8716

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