The Windy City Welcomes Ninth Johnny Rockets Restaurant to Lincoln Park

Sep 21, 2011, 10:15 ET from Johnny Rockets

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home of the Original Hamburger opened yesterday in the heart of Lincoln Park, Chicago's historic and much sought after neighborhood. The first Johnny Rockets in the area, this 1,000 square foot restaurant is Franchise Owner Bill Gomez's fifth Johnny Rockets location in Illinois. Guests walking and shopping in the notable Armitage Street shopping district can now enjoy the all-American brand's classic Hamburgers, Shakes and American Fries.


On September 22, the grand opening of this new restaurant will be celebrated with free food samples, dancers and giveaways. Special promotions, including free American Fries with the purchase of a Hamburger will be offered, as well, along with an invitation to sample the newest addition to the menu, Bacon Cheese Fries.

"The Johnny Rockets menu consists of high-quality, made-when-you-order-it favorites which is why local families and businesspeople, in addition to tourists, frequent our restaurants throughout Illinois," said Franchise Owner Bill Gomez. "We want to bring our brand of all-American food and fun to Lincoln Park because it is an eclectic area with a variety of retail shops but few dining options. Shoppers now have a bright, inviting place to relax and enjoy our extraordinarily delicious comfort foods."

In line with Gomez's other non-traditional Johnny Rockets formats, guests will experience fast, friendly ordering – with walk-up registers and self-service beverage bars instead of the brand's standard table service. Similar to his other Chicago locations, the Lincoln Park restaurant features localized menu options to reflect some of Chicago's favorite cuisine items, including Chicago-style Hot Dogs, an Italian Beef Sandwich and meaty Rocket Wings served with local Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.

Gomez is also the co-owner/operator of the Halsted Street Deli, in which he opened a co-branded fast casual dining concept with Johnny Rockets in two downtown Chicago locations - on State Street and La Salle Street. His other two Johnny Rockets restaurants are located in Bolingbrook and Naperville, Ill.

The Johnny Rockets Lincoln Park restaurant is located on the corner of N. Bissell Street and W. Armitage at 924 West Armitage and employs 25 local Chicagoans. There are eight other Chicago area Johnny Rockets restaurants, including one in O'Hare International airport and three in Six Flags Great America. For more information on Johnny Rockets, visit

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