Gulf Arab States adds two Johnny Rockets units

 
Feb. 13, 2013

The Middle East is home to two more Johnny Rockets restaurants; one in Kuwait and one in Saudi Arabia.

The new restaurants at Kipco Tower (formerly known as United Tower) and Riyadh Exit 5 offer the flavorful all-American fare, upbeat music, ambiance and dining experience that guests have enjoyed since the first Johnny Rockets restaurant on the Arabian Peninsula opened more than 17 years ago, according to a company press release.

They join the stable of long-time Johnny Rockets franchise partner Haidar Al-Naqeeb, who now owns 14 Johnny Rockets in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.

Al-Naqeeb has been a Johnny Rockets franchise partner since he opened his first restaurant at Salem Al-Mabarak in Salmiyah, Kuwait in December 1995 — Johnny Rockets' first restaurant in the Middle East.

"After more than 17 years as a Johnny Rockets franchise partner, Haidar knows what our Middle Eastern guests are looking for in an all-American dining experience, and he consistently delivers it with passion, dedication and integrity," said Steve Devine, president of Johnny Rockets International. "Haidar continues to position Johnny Rockets as the 'restaurant of choice' in the Gulf Arab States, and we look forward to his further expansion in this area this year."

The new 2,755-square-foot Riyadh Exit 5 restaurant is located at King Abdulaaziz Road, Exit 5 in the Al Ghadir District, and seats 123 guests. The 861 square-foot Kipco Tower restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait seats 21 guests inside and 32 on the patio.

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