LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The grand opening of the new Johnny Rockets Express at Tucson Premium Outlets will take place on Saturday, August 20, 11 am – 1 pm. The new restaurant marks another opening for the global restaurant that showcases the brand's new logo and design. The Express prototype is designed for smaller footprints and the new kitchen equipment cuts food production times by more than half without sacrificing the superior quality and consistency of all the menu items at Johnny Rockets.
"We're excited to return to the Tucson market after a six-year absence," said Joel Bulger, Chief Marketing Officer for Johnny Rockets. "Fans in the Tucson area have been asking us to come back and Tucson Premium Outlets provided us with the perfect location for our new Express restaurant. Our new state-of-the-art kitchen technology makes it possible for our team to prepare and serve the same great fresh, never frozen burgers and hand-spun shakes at a faster pace. Guests can stop by and enjoy a great meal and get right back to shopping."
Official Grand Opening Event Festivities – Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11 am – 1 pm
In celebration of the grand opening of Johnny Rockets Express at the Tucson Premium Outlets, Johnny Rockets will be giving away free meals to the first 25 people in line for the event. The event will be hosted by 93.7 KRQ's DJ Lauren Gonzalez. Lauren will be distributing fun giveaways from 93.7.
Free food sampling and shakes will be served at the grand opening. A balloon twister and face painter will be on hand to entertain and delight both kids and adults. In addition, the Johnny Rockets team will be handing out special giveaways to all, while supplies last.
Johnny Rockets will donate 20 percent of sales from its grand opening day event to the Marana Community Food Bank. Bulger added, "Giving back to the communities in which we serve is an ongoing commitment for Johnny Rockets. We're so pleased to support the Marana Community Food Bank and support all that they do every day to impact so many people in need."
"The Marana Food Bank welcomes Johnny Rockets to our community and appreciates their commitment to assisting the most vulnerable among us," said Linda Hampton, Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Marana. "Every donated dollar is converted to 4 meals at the Food Bank, so the help received from Johnny Rockets will go far with the seniors, families and children who we serve."
Johnny Rockets at the Tucson Premium Outlets is located at 6401 West Marana Center Blvd. Tucson, AZ. Please visit and like us on Facebook. www.facebook.com/JohnnyRocketsTucsonPremiumOutlets.
About Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100% beef cooked-to-order hamburgers, 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 350 franchise and corporate locations in 28 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.johnnyrockets.com.
About Marana Food Bank
The Marana Community Food Bank has provided emergency food assistance to this area for more than 60 years. Working with a small staff and more than 100 volunteers, more than a million pounds of food is distributed annually to those in need.
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