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Johnny Rockets Enlists Empad To Provide Purchasing And Distribution Support

All-American Restaurant Franchise Taps into Consulting Group for Supply Chain ExpertiseAliso Viejo, Calif. – July 13, 2015 – Johnny Rockets announces a partnership with foodservice consulting group EMPAD to support purchasing and distribution for the brand’s U.S. restaurants.  As part of the relationship, EMPAD will assist Johnny Rockets with distributor pricing verification, analysis, sourcing and more to improve the supply chain process for the brand’s franchise and corporate-owned restaurants.“With Johnny Rockets continued growth and development, including new prototypes and global expansion, now is the ideal time to partner with EMPAD to support our brand’s supply-chain initiatives, including sourcing the best contracts and pricing for our franchisees,” says James Leung, executive director of purchasing. “We are focused on operating a supply chain that manages costs and sources the best products and benefits for our franchisees.  In working with EMPAD, we are able to improve our procedures and further our relationships with distributors across the country.”EMPAD strategically aligns with restaurant and franchise companies from QSR to fine dining to provide supply chain strategy and implement changes needed to impact a company’s bottom line.  With a client roster that includes Kona Grill and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the consulting group specializes in the purchasing and distribution of food, non-food items and service contracts.###About Johnny Rockets:Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100% beef made-to-order burgers, Veggie Boca® burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service and upbeat music contributing to the chain’s signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun. Founded in 1986, Johnny Rockets operates more than 330 franchise and corporate locations in 26 countries around the world.  For more information, visit www.johnnyrockets.com.   Media Contact:Kelly RonnaTrevelino/Kellerkronna@trevelinokeller.com(404) 214-0722 Ext. 107