Prove your love for hamburgers in a way that naming your first child "Hamburger" never could with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of hamburgers, shakes, fries, flavoured pop, and classic diner fare at Johnny Rockets, valid at the Mississauga, Toronto, and Vaughan locations.
Johnny Rockets populates its menu with satisfying milkshakes, burgers, and more. Break down hunger's stronghold with a starter such as poutine ($7.99) or onion rings ($6.99), and employ a creamy deluxe hand-dipped Oreo-cookies-and-cream shake ($6.49) or a root-beer float ($4.99) to lubricate the road to digestion. Johnny Rockets also mixes flavoured pop, infusing favourite varieties with a shot of cherry, vanilla, chocolate, or lemon flavour ($2.79 for soda plus $0.39/extra flavour). The #12 burger adds cheddar cheese, a cast of fixings, and Johnny's specialty tangy red sauce to create a meaty montage of delirium-inducing deliciousness ($9.99). If you're more partial to poultry, Johnny Rockets also offers grilled chicken-breast sandwiches ($9.99) and chicken club salads ($9.99).
Johnny's nostalgic cream-and-red diner decor and smiling, dancing servers make it feel like an Archie comic (but not the issue where Archie gets the flu). Jukeboxes pump out the songs of yesteryear, such as the macarena and caveman grunting chants, and represent one of the reasons families from all over North America revere Johnny Rockets as a kid-friendly spot great for birthday parties, post-hockey eats, and quintuplet dance-offs.
When Ronn Teitelbaum opened the first Johnny Rockets location in 1986, his goal was to create a restaurant where people could escape the postmodern blues of everyday life and experience a taste of time-honored Americana. The name itself is a nod to this ideal. It combines the star of a classic American fable, Johnny Appleseed, and a classic car, Oldsmobile’s beefy Rocket 88.
That explains why during dinners at the famous burger joints, you’ll see signs of simpler times, starting with the cooks and servers—dressed head to toe in white, including white paper hats, they look like they’ve fallen out of a wormhole from the 1950s ready to sling shakes and cook up some eats. Behind a stainless-steel bar lined with red leather stools they tend to their traditional diner fare, including burgers and melts with sides such as chili-cheese fries and onion rings. Riding sidecar to each meal is a collection of hand-dipped and hand-spun floats, shakes, and malts topped with whipped cream.