Johnny Rockets Names President and CEO

by Katie Lee

Lake Forest, Calif. — Johnny Rockets, a global operator and franchisor of more than 350 Americana-themed restaurants in 28 countries around the world, has named John Maguire as president and CEO. Maguire assumes this role in addition to his current position as president and CEO of FIC Restaurants, Inc. (Friendly’s).

Immediate plans are for Johnny Rockets and Friendly’s to continue to operate independently, while management collaborates on how best to capitalize on the synergy of the two brands.

“Johnny Rockets’ mission is in line with what we’re doing at Friendly’s, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead another iconic restaurant brand,” says Maguire. “The international reach of the Johnny Rockets brand, the passion and enthusiasm of its franchisees, and the unique outlets in which it serves guests on a daily basis present exciting opportunities for growth.”

Johnny Rockets is a leading restaurant platform and retail operation with strong brand appeal and international recognition. Since its inception in 1986, Johnny Rockets has carved out a unique niche in the hospitality industry, and Maguire is excited to help continue the Johnny Rockets mission of serving classic American fare in a family-friendly setting.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., Johnny Rockets has about 300 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 32 states, 20 countries, and aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Johnny Rockets

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