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Today's Groupon gets you $15 worth of hamburgers, shakes, fries, flavored soda pop, and everything else on the menu at Johnny Rockets' in New York for $7. It's the perfect place to grab a tasty, all-natural beef patty or delight your children or someone else's children with a birthday party.
Johnny Rockets' menu and kids menu win a lot of awards, particularly for the fresh, all-natural hamburgers. Chase it with fries and onion rings and wash it all down with a fountain drink such as a deluxe hand-dipped Oreo cookies & cream shake, root beer float, or flavored soda pop (cherry, vanilla, chocolate, lemon). If you're more partial to poultry, Johnny Rockets also offers grilled chicken breast sandwiches and crispy chicken club salads.
Johnny's cream and red Eisenhower-era décor, tabletop jukeboxes, and smiling, dancing servers make it feel like an Archie comic (but not the issue where Archie gets drafted). Send your taste buds back to a time when the skirts were poodle, the boppers were teeny, and the threat of mutual assured destruction kept the world harmonious and prosperous.
Johnny Rockets’ food and wholesome atmosphere have earned praise and awards from a variety of reviewers, including the highest rating from Zagat in Parenting Magazine's 2007 US Family Travel Guide and in this review from New York Magazine:
- It’s Happy Days hokey, but you have to be pretty grouchy not to grin when, on the half-hour, the whole staff stops mid burger-flip to dance and sing to “Tutti Frutti,” or whatever oldie happens to be playing. – Sarah Gold, New York Magazine
Johnny Rockets' Midtown location also gets positive ratings from MenuPages:
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About Johnny Rockets
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. The chain now makes itself at home in America's cultural landmarks, including Yankee Stadium and the Flamingo Hotel.
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.