Lincoln Plaza gets new hamburger outlet

The country is getting another U.S. fast food brand. It is Johnny Rockets, a hamburger outlet that has the look of a 1940s to 1950s malt shop but said that it is “Not confined to any decade or era, Johnny Rockets combines the best elements from a century of American dining history to create an experience and menu that are relevant today.”

The location is in the new Lincoln Plaza, and the franchise holder was identified as Maria Eugenia Handal Canahuati. The firm also has outlets in Honduras and Panamá.

Ms. Handal is the owner of Desarrollos Gastronomicos Internacionales Corp.

The firm describes its outlets this way: “An international restaurant chain that offers the food, fun and friendliness of timeless, feel-good Americana. Johnny Rockets restaurants serve a variety of traditional favorites that include hamburgers, American Fries served with a ketchup smiley face, classic sandwiches and hand-spun shakes and malts.”

Johnny Rocket is based in Aliso Viejo, California, and said that the name comes from combining the Johnny Appleseed story with the classic Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

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