Johnny Rockets Canada to Open First Location in Downtown Vancouver
JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd., the master franchisee developer for Johnny Rockets in Canada, is pleased to announce the signing of its first lease with Manulife Real Estate on June 17, 2016. Lewis Gelmon, President and CEO, stated, “our team is pleased that we will open our first Johnny Rockets Restaurant in Manulife’s newest development in downtown Vancouver.” The location at 755 Nelson Street will be roughly 1,950 sq.ft. incorporating Johnny Rockets recently announced ‘Diner 2.0’ new store design. The Restaurant will highlight state of the art features including a high efficiency kitchen that delivers high quality, fresh-to-order, never frozen burgers in a fraction of the time.
The building is 16 storeys of 250,000 sq.ft. AAA office space on the corner of Howe and Nelson Streets. It is within walking distance of Vancouver’s iconic Robson Square, Vancouver Art Gallery and provincial law courts. The structure is designed to achieve LEED® Gold Certification. The building features rain water harvesting, triple-paned windows for energy efficiency and electric vehicle charging stations, which was a factor in Johnny Rockets decision making. Gelmon added, “Manulife was a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to working with them on future locations across Canada.” Paula Wright, Leasing Director for ManuLife in Vancouver, indicated that Johnny Rockets was selected because of its quality food and brand recognition, and is an excellent fit in terms of tenancy mix for their newest building in downtown Vancouver. The anticipated opening of the Nelson Street location is late Fall 2016 with more stores to follow in early 2017.
About JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd.
JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd. is the master franchisee developer of Johnny Rockets in Canada. Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100% beef cooked-to-order hamburgers, chicken, crispy fries and rich, delicious milkshakes. 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.ca.