Johnny Rockets hit a milestone recently. It opened its 300th location at the International Mall, making it their 11th location in Miami. Congratulations on that feat. And next year, they’re celebrating their 25th Anniversary.
Just a few weeks back the John Fuller, the CEO of Johnny Rockets came out on CBS’s Undercover Boss. Johnny Rockets sold over 14 million burgers last year, a fact I learned from the show. You get to see the cooking technique they use and I loved how serious the dude running the flat top took his job, “a little pink, I’m not impressed”. There’s also a Johnny Rockets with a full bar in NYC which is always good to know. If you haven’t watched it, I would suggest you do.
Johnny Rockets is one of those food places that is everywhere. I had not really noticed that there’s one located in pretty much every mall. A few weeks ago when I was plotting out places I would be eating at, I had decided on Johnny Rockets but then something changed that. I made plans with my parents to go on a cruise with my family.
On certain Royal Caribbean ships (we went on the Independence Of The Seas) there are Johnny Rockets. The best part is it’s only $3.95 per person unlimited per meal. Yes, I couldn’t believe it either (but maybe you knew this, otherwise just play along, I’m a simple man with simple pleasures). The menu is limited about the ship but I was not about to complain.
Fries w/Ranch sauce
Happy Ketchup on a plate
So they served us a welcome order fries with ranch and plate with ketchup made by someone with too much time on their hands. Not too bad considering , we didn’t even ask for this. I order the Rocket Double and a Chili Cheese Dog. The Rocket Double has that diner burger flavor which I happen to love in spurts. It’s 2 patties with 2 slices of Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions and Special Sauce. The cheese had melted ever so slightly onto the grill giving the edges a little crispiness.
Chili Cheese Dog
Their Chili Cheese Dog is a Nathan’s dog with raw Onions, their “all Meat Chili” and topped with grated Cheddar Cheese. Hey, this thing was good, what else can I really say, the perfect lazy afternoon vacation food. Even though it’s not on the Johnny Rockets At Sea Menu, their Chili Size (served open face, a Patty covered in Chili, chopped Onions and grated Cheddar Cheese) is the best thing on their menu. But that’s a stomach ache for another day.