Johnny Rockets fans rejoice. The 50s style diner is now open on 34th St., steps from Penn Station, the subway, Madison Square Garden, and Macy’s. It’s open from early breakfast to late night snacks, for eating in or taking out via the chain’s Grab N’ Go menu items.
Of course, the Johnny Rockets at One Penn Plaza (on the corner of 34th and Seventh Ave) also serves up the chain’s famous burgers, shakes, jukeboxes, and is famous for dancing servers dressed in the decade’s familiar soda fountain uniforms.
But the 34th St. location is different, because New York City is different.
Servers and managers wear black or dark denim jeans with white oxford shirts for servers and dark shirts for managers. Waist aprons worn by servers are denim striped with front pockets, and full bib aprons are worn by cooks.
There’s a huge graphic of a Johnny Rockets burger covering the entrance window. Inside is a new modern version of an old-fashioned diner. The Johnny Rockets press release describes “lighting is a mix of contemporary and industrial glass globe pendants with caged pendants and an accent of red color. The furniture includes both upholstered seating and tables and chairs with warm grey tones, wood detailing and a splash of red. The open kitchen has white wall tiles and stainless steel wall panels.”
Johnny Rockets is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, always serving fresh, never frozen, 100% beef burgers made-to-order, long before many other burger restaurants came on the scene.
And there’s a new, limited time menu:
Avocado Bacon Chicken Flatbread is a juicy grilled 100% all-natural boneless chicken breast topped with Swiss cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, sliced avocado, fresh leaf lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise, served on toasted flatbread.
Route 66 Mushroom Swiss Burger is topped with Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, grilled mushrooms and mayonnaise on a brioche bun.
Hickory Smoked Pepper Bacon Burger is a topped with melted smoked cheddar cheese, hickory smoked pepper bacon, fresh leaf lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise on a brioche bun.
Bacon Cheddar Loaded Street™ Tots is back on the menu by popular demand. The shareable plate full of crispy potato tots is loaded with shredded cheddar cheese, cheddar cheese sauce, Applewood smoked bacon and topped with scallions.
Dulce de Leche Shake is a hand-spun, thick and creamy, made-to-order shake prepared with premium vanilla ice cream, blended with Dulce de Leche caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream and two Biscoff cookies.
Johnny Rockets’ new limited time menu is available at participating restaurants through April 2, 2017. The Dulce de Leche Shake is available through February 19, 2017.
The other NYC Johnny Rockets location is at Third Ave. and 56th St., near Bloomingdale’s, and you can expect more locations in the near future. .