Just two months after Johnny Rockets opened at Merida International Airport, the rapidly expanding international franchise announces its second restaurant in the bustling capital city. The Galerias Merida opening furthers the brand's reach into Mexico, a country with one of the world's most rapidly expanding economies.
The 1,798-square-foot location is situated in the heart of Galerias Merida, an upscale two-story shopping mall located less than 20 minutes from the city's international airport. Johnny Rockets is the latest addition to the mall's roster of more than 75 retailers and restaurants. The location provides shoppers with a relaxed setting to enjoy the global franchise's customizable hamburgers, crispy American fries, hand-spun shakes and signature sandwiches – all made in front of your eyes.
Johnny Rockets Guadalajara Group brought Johnny Rockets to the mall after seeing a growing need for further expansion in the largest city of the Yucatan Peninsula. With a population of nearly one million, Merida also serves as the cultural and financial epicenter of Yucatan, drawing a steady flow of visitors throughout the year. Galerias Merida is the fourth Johnny Rockets location for Johnny Rockets Guadalajara Group who also operate three franchises in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
"As proven with three other Johnny Rockets restaurants, this franchise group knows our brand, knows the markets in which they operate and have a keen sense for selecting locations with an enthusiastic customer base that is eager to embrace our signature combination of food, fun and friendliness," said John Fuller, Johnny Rockets CEO.
The Galerias Merida opening comes amid two decades of the brand's success in Mexico, with multiple thriving mall locations spanning much of the country. Johnny Rockets' trademark high-energy dancing servers and decades-spanning music have already proven to be an ideal fit in the vibrant city where both music and dancing play a vital role in day-to-day life.
Two additional Johnny Rockets locations are scheduled to open in Mexico later this year – one in Chihuahua and another in Mexico City.
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