Monday, June 23, 2008

Grand Opening of Johnny Rockets in Queensbury

Johnny Rockets employees are busy putting the finishing touches on the restaurant, mastering the menu, and preparing to deliver the magic of the unique Johnny Rockets "experience". The restaurant’s much anticipated grand opening and media preview will be held on June 17th beginning at 11:30am. However, the buzz has already begun! The first 50 customers through the door at Johnny Rockets will have the chance to win free hamburgers for a year. In addition, Glens Falls radio station WCKM 98.5FM will broadcast live from the event.

“We are thrilled to see Johnny Rockets open at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark,” said Don McCoy, President of The Great Escape Properties. “The good old-fashioned Johnny Rockets theme will appeal to the local community and to guests of The Great Escape Properties. The family – friendly atmosphere and classic all – American food is sure to be a hit.”

The North Country’s first Johnny Rockets restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the general public and to guests of the Great Escape Properties. “The decision to add Johnny Rockets was simple,” said Jim Evans, the new Senior Foods Manager of Johnny Rockets. “The Johnny Rockets restaurant combined with the hotel and theme park offerings creates a unique setup and great added value for guests,” said Jim Evans, the new Senior Foods Manager of Johnny Rockets. Once you try the Johnny Rockets experience, you won't be able to stay away.”

Over the last several months, construction crews have worked diligently to transform the former Trapper’s Adirondack Grille to meet Johnny Rockets’ specifications. The interior of the restaurant has been completely remodeled, upgraded, and re-themed to reflect the Johnny Rockets d├ęcor. And, in recent weeks, Johnny Rockets has actually more than tripled the workforce formerly employed at Trapper’s. Over 100 people have been hired and many of the former team members from Trappers will now be employed by the new Johnny Rockets restaurant.

Johnny Rockets, based in Lake Forest, California, has received numerous acknowledgements from customers in cities across the United States, including “Best Hamburger” on Los Angeles’ Citysearch Website, “Best Fries” in Atlanta, “Best Family Friendly Restaurant” in San Francisco and “Best Hamburger” by FOX Miami. The company prides itself on providing a simple, fresh menu and providing prompt, friendly service in a clean environment.

The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is conveniently located directly across the street from The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom and provides 200 family friendly suites. Packages begin at $185 based on four person occupancy. Prices include an overnight stay at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and admission to the White Water Bay indoor waterpark during length of stay. Offer is based on availability. Other packages are available and do include tickets to The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom. For details, visit or call 888-708-2684.

Guests can enjoy Wiggles World, the Mega Wedgie, and all of The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom’s exciting new attractions and amenities by purchasing a 2008 Season Pass to The Great Escape for only $69.99 (plus tax). This is the lowest price of the season but this offer expires June 15. Season passes are still available for purchase online at and are also available at participating Price Chopper locations.

About Six Flags, Inc:
Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with 21 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Founded in 1961, Six Flags has provided world class entertainment for millions of families with cutting edge, record-shattering roller coasters and appointment programming with events like the popular Thursday and Sunday Night Concert Series. Now 47 years strong, Six Flags is recognized as the preeminent thrill innovator while reaching to all demographics – families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike – with themed attractions based on the Looney Tunes characters, the Justice League of America, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE:SIX) headquartered in New York City.

About Johnny Rockets:
For more than 21 years, Johnny Rockets has offered the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant offers its guests simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers and hand-dipped shakes and malts. Johnny Rockets is currently franchising new restaurants in most markets.

Johnny Rockets is headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif. To learn more about Johnny Rockets, visit

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