A new hamburger franchise has officially opened the doors to its 1950s diner-style restaurant in Georgetown, giving fast food lovers new menu options.
The ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Hadfield Street location, took place on Thursday morning, signaling the start of the grand opening specials which include free refills on each purchase. The new restaurant is located in the Medi-Care building, behind Parliament.
The Johnny Rockets American restaurant franchise was secured and brought to Guyana by the owners of local electronic supplier – Electronic City.
The franchise is known in the United States for its exceptional burgers, fries, and shakes. The local owners have promised the same great taste and customer service to the Guyanese public.
Co-Owner Preeta Mangar said the project that been in the works for little over nine months and the family was happy to bring this type of fast food chain to Guyana.
With some 60 staff members on board, the owners are looking to open several other locations across the country in coming months.
Ms. Mangar believes this franchise is different from other fast food chains here because of its innovative menu items which include fresh, never frozen 100% beef cooked-to-order hamburgers, Veggie Boca burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes.
Mangar said she doesn’t consider the burgers to be fast food because they are made to order.
“So far in Guyana, there’s a lot of chicken, a lot of pizza, and we know a lot of people like burgers, so we figured why not. Burgers are great Guyanese love them,” she added.
The restaurant will be opened from 8 am – 11 pm daily from Monday – Saturday.
Johnny Rockets operates in more than 340 franchise and corporate locations in 26 countries around the world.