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Randy Taylor

Dan Snyder buys Johnny Rockets

Published: February 9, 2007 at 11:48 PM

Washington NFL and Six Flags owner Dan Snyder has purchased the Johnny Rockets fast food chain. Do you think that he will put them in his theme parks in order to upgrade the dining experience?

Replies (11)

Greg Shilton

Published: February 10, 2007 at 1:04 AM

*Crosses fingers for one at SFMM*
Erik Yates

Published: February 10, 2007 at 7:04 AM

When I see a fast food franchise at a park, it always seems like a cheap waste of space. Mcdonalds at Disney, to even Rain Forest Cafe. Seems like these people design multimillion dollar coasters, they could at least put some thought into a good dining option and make it their own.
Derek Potter

Published: February 10, 2007 at 7:14 AM

He would be a fool not to. Actually, that was probably one of the reasons he bought it. It's a great brand of food, and that's what Six Flags needs. I never have really considered Johnny Rockets a fast food chain.

Interestingly enough, Johnny Rockets already has a home in two Cedar Fair parks. Knotts and Cedar Point. Wonder if those parks will be losing the rights.

Robert OGrosky

Published: February 10, 2007 at 7:58 PM

When SF STL had a McDonalds that was a MAJOR step up in food quality and I wish more SF parks had a McDonalds.
Now I have enjoyed Johnny Rockets when I have ate there, but im SURE SF will do something to affect the quality of the food and will double the prices at the rest. so as to make it not worth visiting!!
Roy Taylor

Published: February 11, 2007 at 1:14 PM

Johnny Rockets is a great step up for any park!
Derek Potter

Published: February 11, 2007 at 7:55 PM

I believe that I would deem having a McDonalds at a park in the top 3 on my list of ultimate sellouts. Not to mention its a very lazy unoriginal choice.
David Eggert

Published: February 12, 2007 at 6:49 PM

This is probably a dumb question, but where is the Johnny Rockets' at Knott's? I checked the official site, as well as TPI's page, and can't seem to see a listing for it, and I don't remember seeing it the last time I was at Knott's(last January).
Derek Potter

Published: February 12, 2007 at 10:43 PM

I was mistaken about Johnny Rockets being at Knotts. I know there's one at CP, and I thought there was one at Knotts, but the only one that now has Johnny Rockets is Cedar Point. The rest of the old Cedar Fair parks have a Coasters Grill.
rick stevens

Published: February 12, 2007 at 11:49 PM

When I went to Knott's for Scary Farm there is a Johnny Rockets. As a matter of fact, it took away the Carnivorous Clowns maze. I ate there and the food was as should be expected for JR's and the servers broke into a Halloween themed dance. Did it disappear that fast? Another addition to Knott's is a TGI Fridays across from the chicken restaurant.
Greg Shilton

Published: February 13, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Why would they remove it?

Last I saw it was before Knott's Scary Farm though...


or was it after?

It was right next to Perilous Plunge.

DAVID BOOTH

Published: February 13, 2007 at 2:25 PM

Would be the smart thing to do.

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