To establish Johnny Rockets as the leading global restaurant chain providing a classic all-American experience.
COMMITMENT TO SERVING THE BEST
Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100% beef cooked-to-order hamburgers, Veggie Boca® burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. Johnny Rockets is committed to moving forward with plans to purchase only cage-free shelled eggs by 2026. This transition period, which reflects the industry standard, will best allow us to promote sustainable business practices. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service and upbeat music contributing to the chain’s signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun. Founded in 1986, Johnny Rockets operates more than 380 franchise and corporate locations in 32 countries around the world.
Johnny Rockets operates more than 380 franchise and corporate locations in 32 countries around the world.
Each year, Johnny Rockets serves 17 million Hamburgers, 11.3 million soda pops, 8.3 million
2.1 million orders of Onion Rings and 815,000 gallons of ice cream.
Over 7,500 dynamic people are employed by Johnny Rockets around the globe. Approximately 750 of those are
corporate employees, of which 50 work at the worldwide headquarters, in California.
Each Johnny Rockets employs 20-40 part-time and full-time individuals.
1 Provide a great work environment and treat each other with respect and dignity
2 Serve great all-American food in a timeless and fun environment
3 Apply the highest standards of excellence to the purchasing, preparation, and delivery of our products
4 Enthusiastically serve our Guests and meet or exceed their expectations at all times
Ronn Teitelbaum, an award-winning men’s fashion retailer, launched the first Johnny Rockets on June 6, 1986, on Melrose Avenue, in Los Angeles, California. He founded the concept on the belief that everyone deserves a place where they can escape from today’s complicated world and experience the uncomplicated goodness of classic Americana. The name originated by combining the timeless Johnny Appleseed story with the classic Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Together, they embody the concept of classic Americana and the promise of the future.
Not confined to any decade or era, Johnny Rockets combines the best elements from a century of American dining history to create an experience and menu that are relevant today…and will be, for decades to come.
In addition to malls, strip centers, and street fronts, Johnny Rockets restaurants can also be found in airports, aquariums, casinos, amusement parks, military bases, cruise ships, sports arenas and seaports. Notable locations include highly visible and popular destinations, including Ocean Drive, in Miami’s South Beach; 3rd Street Promenade, in Santa Monica; South Street Seaport, in New York; Universal CityWalk, in Los Angeles, The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, both in Dubai.
HEAD OFFICE - UAE & OMAN
Office 219, Lamborghini Dubai Building
Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 506838, Dubai, UAE
Main: +971 4-396-7600
Fax: +971 4-396-7900
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Founder of Regulus Capital and a veteran of the MENA alternative sector space. Shailesh was previously the Head of Alternative investments at Global Investment House. He set up the Private Equity business at his previous assignment and led it to become the 16th largest PE business in Asia (ranked by PEI Asia) and the 2nd in MENA, with AUM of US$ 3 billion. Shailesh has served on the board of 12 companies, and was ranked as one of the top 50 most influential people in the regional financial services industry. He was also awarded “Outstanding Achievement by an Individual” in 2013 by MENA Fund Manager Performance. Shailesh is one of the most reputable PE investors in the region with more than 58 transactions executed. Most of these transactions were sourced through his team’s personal relationships. He is the largest regional investor in medium size family businesses with more than 30 transactions and was instrumental in managing 19 exits (14 Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and 5 trade sales.
Currently a Partner at Regulus Capital, Amitava is responsible for expanding the reach of the healthcare and F&B clients of Regulus Capital. Prior to that, Amitava was a Partner at Global Capital Management (GCM), the Private Equity Arm of Global Investment House, and was instrumental in expanding its Private Equity Initiatives. Amitava has more than 17 years of experience in financial services and fund management. His experience is primarily in deal sourcing and execution, company value enhancement and governance improvement. He has much relevant transactional experience in education, healthcare, retail and financial services, and has also worked with ICRA Ltd. (an associate of Moody’s) and Phillips (India) Ltd in corporate finance and credit rating. Amitava holds a degree in B. Engineering and post-graduate in Management. Currently he overlooks the expansion and outreach of Healthcare MENA, making it one of the leading primary healthcare provider in the region.
Himansu Mohapatra is the Group General Manager- Investment at Muscat Overseas Company and serves on the Executive Committee of the Group Companies. With over 15 years of experience spanning Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, Private Equity, Real Estate Development, Strategic Management and Organizational Development, Himansu also serves on the Board of several listed and limited liability companies in Oman and UAE including Gulf Investment Services Company SAOG, Muscat Thread Mills SAOG, Computer Stationery Industry SAOG., Swiss Perfume FZC, AFR Holding Limited, MOG Holding Limited and English Education Management Company LLC. Prior to the current assignment, Himansu was with Al Hosn Investment Company SAOC (JV between Qatar Holding and Ministry of Finance, Oman) as Vice President – Investments. He has also worked with CRISIL, India (S&P Group). Himansu holds a Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (Advance Accountancy) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Finance).
HAMAD JASIM AL DARWISH
Hamad is the CEO of Al Hail Holding, an Abu Dhabi based company overseeing a portfolio of diverse businesses including infrastructure, retail, real estate, financial services, communication, power and energy. Hamad also serves as the Chairman of various businesses, including Global Development Group, a leading development company in the UAE.
Eyad Abu Hweij
Mr. Abu Huwaij has more than 15 years of regional investment experience spanning across healthcare, education, banking, finance, retail, transportation and industrial sectors. He has conducted due diligence, invested and made exits in these sectors since 2006. Previously, Mr. Abu Huwaij has worked with Global Capital Management (Kuwait), KPMG and Grant Thornton LLP. He holds an MBA from Cass Business School of City University London.
Roger brought with him over 14 years of experience in the field of Food and Beverages (F&B) in Lebanon and the UAE. Roger took Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Management at Al Kafaat University, Lebanon.Previous assignments included as Operation Manager at Binhendi Enterprises-Dubai.
VINAY KUMAR VAISHYA
Vinay has deep understanding of the regional audit and financial industry with over 10 years of relatable experience. Prior to joining DLL, Vinay worked at KPMG, BDO and Bank of America. As a Manager at KPMG, Vinay focused on managing audits of multiple industries, including the hospitality sector. Vinay is a certified Chartered Accountant.
SENIOR HR & ADMIN OFFICER
Gloria has over 18 years of hardcore experience, of which 10 years are in the UAE, in Human Resources and Administration. Her last assignment was at the Emirates Industrial Gases Company in Dubai where she was the HR Coordinator. Gloria is a post graduate degree holder in Business Administration and also has a graduate degree in Business Administration.