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Our Mission

To serve the absolute best burgers, shakes, and fries around the world in a classic all-American experience.


Guiding Principles

Provide a great work environment and treat each other with respect and dignity
Serve great all-American food in a timeless and fun environment
Enthusiastically serve our guests and meet or exceed their expectations at all times
Apply the highest standards of excellence to the purchasing, preparation and delivery of our products

How It All Began

Founded on the belief that everyone deserves a place where they can escape from the complicated world, Johnny Rockets opened its first restaurant on June 6, 1986 on the iconic Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. What once was an all-American restaurant has now opened its doors to attain a truly global presence. We draw inspiration from cuisines and culture from all over the globe, while staying true to the American classics. Our servers share their passion for food with their superb customer service. Johnny Rockets is reclaiming the past and infusing it with the future.


Not confined to any decade or era, Johnny Rockets combines the best elements from a century of American dining history to create an experience and menu that are relevant today…and will be, for decades to come.


In addition to malls, Johnny Rockets restaurants can also be found in airports, aquariums, casinos, amusement parks, campuses, military bases, cruise ships, sports arenas and seaports. Notable locations include highly visible and popular destinations, including One Penn Plaza, New York City; 3rd Street Promenade, in Santa Monica; South Street Seaport, in New York; and Universal City Walk, in Los Angeles.


Johnny Rockets has more than 380 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 36 states and 32 countries, including 25 Six Flags amusement parks and 13 Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

Each year, Johnny Rockets serves 17 million Hamburgers, 11.3 million soda pops, 8.3 million Shakes and Malts, 8 million pounds of Fries, 2.1 million orders of Onion Rings and 815,000 gallons of ice cream.


Over 3,000 dynamic people are employed by Johnny Rockets around the globe. Approximately 1,000 of those are corporate employees, of which 45 work at the worldwide headquarters, in California.


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Disclaimer: This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offer is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The Brass Tap franchises will not be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. Currently, certain states and countries regulate the offer and sale of franchises. In the U.S., states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises include California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.