Faithful burger-topping standbys such as lettuce and tomato often receive second billing to the meaty patties they shelter, despite the fact that they mediate philosophical squabbles between rivalrous bun halves. Pay lip service to neglected burger components with today’s Groupon to Johnny Rockets, valid only at the First Avenue location. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get a burger or sandwich meal for two (up to a $26.88 value), which includes:
- Two hamburgers or sandwiches with unlimited fries or a side salad (up to a $10.49 value each)
- Two soft drinks (a $2.95 value each)
- For $15, you get a burger or sandwich meal for four (up to a $53.76 value), which includes:
- Four hamburgers or sandwiches with unlimited fries or a side salad (up to a $10.49 value each)
- Four soft drinks (a $2.95 value each)
An international franchise with humble Los Angeles origins, Johnny Rockets purveys nostalgia with 1950s-style décor and a menu of award-winning, 100% beef hamburgers. Each original patty is formed from a third-pound of fresh beef, tastily seasoned and grilled to order, sided with delicious fries or salad, and eaten with your mouth. Crunch a mouthful of history with the original burger, traditionally topped with your choice of cheese, or double down with a Smoke House double, a meaty concoction of two patties, thick bacon, and crispy onion rings. Much like its namesake highway, the Route 66 burger takes palates on a mayo-paved tour of domestic splendor, showcasing grilled mushroom and onion mile-markers and a swiss-cheese billboard advertising tours of the world's sturdiest corn silo. Alternatively, customers can opt for sandwiches such as the Tuna Salad, Egg Salad, or the classic Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato.
Johnny's cream-and-red, Eisenhower-era décor, tabletop jukeboxes, and smiling servers make each eating experience feel like it's ripped from the pages of an Archie comic (but not the issue where Archie gets drafted). A second level transports patrons to a more modern era with comfy couches, a full bar, and 14 sports-streaming HD TVs. Or stay on the first floor and 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.
Upper East Side
1134 1st Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10065Get Directions