Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Making waves in Lagos: American restaurant where waiters dance for you as you eat your food

By News Express on 26/01/2013

Gmail icon

Views: 5,238


An American international restaurant chain where waiters dance for you as you eat your food appears set to be the next big thing in Nigeria. At Johnny Rockets, waiters break out in dance routines when the music – usually golden oldies – plays.

This added value intended to make eating fun has helped popularise and grow Johnny Rockets at a time when its competitors are experiencing recession. There have been occasions when superstars such as Justin Bieber got up and danced with the restaurant’s dancers to the delight of other dinners.

Just over a month after Johnny Rockets opened its first Nigerian branch in the country’s economic hub, Lagos, the fever is beginning to catch on. Yesterday, a telecom executive was so wowed by the spectacle of the restaurant’s dancing waiters that he couldn’t help snapping away and recounting is experience on FB. “Nice one,” quipped Uche Nworah, a communication expert working with the country’s Second National Operator, Glo. “Having fun eating dinner at Johnny Rockets, VI, Lagos and watching the waiters do a dance routine.”

News Express reports that Johnny Rockets’ aggressive international expansion finally extended to Nigeria last December 12 with the opening of its first location in the country on upscale Victoria Island, Lagos. “The new 2,600-square-foot restaurant is the first of five Johnny Rockets franchise partner Christopher Nahman plans to develop in Nigeria over the next seven years. Additional locations are slated for the Lagos area, with Ikeja and Lekki being considered as future sites,” according to a company statement.

“Along with hotel guests and meeting attendees, the restaurant’s flavorful fare and fun dining ambiance will attract local residents and visitors to this exclusive community,” the statement added.

Exuding confidence about the restaurant’s prospects in Nigeria, Nahman, whose family’s company, Nahman Construction Company Ltd., has specialised in high-end residential, commercial and government projects in Nigeria since 1969, said: “Nigerians have long craved American products,” explained “The classic décor will bring them in, and the delicious food, upbeat music, and family-friendly atmosphere will bring them back again and again.”

Traditional menu items at the restaurant include juicy Hamburgers, crispy American Fries served with a ketchup smiley face, classic Sandwiches and hand-spun Shakes.  Jollof Rice and Fried Rice have been added to appeal to local palates.

“As the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria represents a tremendous opportunity for our iconic, all-American brand,” said Steve Devine, President of Johnny Rockets International.  “With Chris’ deep connection to the area and knowledge of what Nigerians are looking for in a dining experience, he’s the ideal franchise partner to maximise the potential for us here in Lagos and throughout the rest of the country.”

Open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Johnny Rockets’ new Victoria Island restaurant is the first of several restaurants planned in Africa, including future restaurants in Morocco, Tunisia and Libya. 

•Photo, courtesy Uche Nworah, shows Johnny Rockets’ waiters rocking it in Lagos . . . yesterday evening.

Source News Express

Posted 26/01/2013 2:23:40 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Church takes over Mike Tyson’s house

Buhari renames varsity after J.S Tarka

Educationist and administrator Chief James Adeleke Lakisokun passes...

IGP commends police officers for gallantry during Boko...

UN and partners step up assistance in north-east...

Intrigues over missing oil revenue: DON’T TOUCH SANUSI!,...

Court summons President Buhari, others over NDDC Board...

Buhari orders probe of death of Corper Ifedolapo...

2 Army officers face compulsory retirement over election...

Liverpool fan dies of over-happiness following miraculous victory...

NIMASA DG assures Police of continued collaboration

UN bids farewell to Osotimehin

 

Latest News How IGP Mohammed Adamu hijacked recruitment of Police Constables — PSC Commissioner Presidential poll: Tribunal verdict can’t stand — PDP governors •Urges Supreme Court to do the right thing Why we’ll not congratulate Buhari on tribunal victory: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Drunken policeman stabs nine in club Presidential Poll: Buhari told a lie of a fundamental nature — PDP Campaign Spokesman Buhari vs Atiku: A different and broader perspective to the PEPT judgement $9.6bn judgment: Why we’re negotiating with P&ID — FG 2021: PDP vows to take over Anambra Okowa mourns Joe Utomi, declares him ‘a perfect gentleman-politician who distinguished himself in the service of his people’ Fidelity Bank donates laboratory to correctional home •Commended by Lagos Govt. for CSR projects Neither amalgamation nor colonisation is our problem, By Chukwudi Ohiri Bishop Kukah to speak on security, economy at GOCOP annual conference

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,178 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,802 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,074 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,531 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,487 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,563 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,608 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,215 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,363 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,354 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,747 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,359 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (811) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,952) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,343) Opinion (1,358) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,444) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera