JR Canada Restaurant Group Announces Victoria Location and Johnny Rockets’ Executive Chef Visits Canada
JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd. announces the second Johnny Rockets at The Bay Centre in Victoria, opening in Spring 2017. Lewis Gelmon, President and CEO, stated, “we look forward to providing an excellent customer service experience with the highest quality burgers, chicken tenders, shakes and fries for both dine-in and take-out.” Johnny Rockets’ location in The Bay Centre is in a high traffic area, right across from Starbucks, at the mall’s Fort Street entrance. Gelmon added, “our team spent a great deal of time researching the market and feel the Bay Centre location gives us the presence we’re looking for in a site and is representative to the type of locations we are actively seeking. Stay tuned for future announcements upon the successful conclusion of negotiations for additional high level locations in and around British Columbia.”
The Bay Centre, located in the heart of downtown Victoria, is home to high-end retail, fashion and restaurants. “As a foodie destination, those living and working in Downtown Victoria are hungry for fresh comfort food experiences,” said Darlene Hollstein, General Manager at The Bay Centre. “We are excited to provide the first introduction on Vancouver Island to the Johnny Rockets classic all-American experience.” Anchor tenants in the mall include The Hudson’s Bay and Sport Chek.
Johnny Rockets – Great Canadian Taste
Recently JR Canada Restaurant Group welcomed Mr. Calvin Harris, Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Innovation for the Johnny Rockets Group, to Vancouver. Mr. Harris is responsible for food quality and consistency across the Johnny Rockets worldwide brand and also looks after recipe and product development, testing and implementation. He travels the world inspecting franchisees to ensure they are delivering the high standard that Johnny Rockets instills on all of its operators.
Upon his first visit to Canada since joining Johnny Rockets 14 months ago, Mr. Harris met with a couple of national food distributors and stated that he was, “very pleased with the quality of ingredients available in Canada.” He is confident that Johnny Rockets Canada will serve the same great tasting burgers, shakes and fries that Canadians expect when they travel to the United States. Mr. Harris went on to say that he looks forward to returning to Canada for the Vancouver grand opening early in the new year.
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.