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Ilitch Family Brings Another Business to Downtown Detroit.

Johnny Rockets Opens Today in Foxtown Area

DETROIT, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ --

Olympia Entertainment owners Mike and Marian Ilitch have added a new and exciting restaurant to Detroit's sports/entertainment district with the opening of Johnny Rockets in the Foxtown area downtown. The world-famous 1940s hamburger and malt shop will bring its 66th domestic franchise, officially opening on August 13, 2001, to the corner of Montcalm and Woodward in the Fox Theatre Office Centre.

Johnny Rockets' first Michigan franchise will feature a limited menu of all-American favorites made from scratch with top-quality ingredients, including made-to-order hamburgers, hand-dipped shakes and malts, American fries, classic sandwiches, flavored soda pop and freshly baked apple pie. Johnny Rockets is also known for its friendly service, vintage nickel jukeboxes at every table, and clean-as-a-whistle surroundings.

"We are excited that Johnny Rockets is joining the thriving Foxtown area," says Denise Ilitch, president of Ilitch Holdings. "The Johnny Rockets concept is very popular, and the new location will offer guests who visit the downtown area another great place to dine before or after a theatre or sporting event while bringing a bit of nostalgia to the area."

"Olympia Entertainment has also reserved the rights to offer Johnny Rockets legendary shakes at everyone's favorite Detroit venues -- Joe Louis Arena and Comerica Park," added Christopher Ilitch, president of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Premium, hand-dipped shakes will be available at The Joe Louis Arena Johnny Rockets in the fall of 2001, and at Comerica Park spring 2002.

Since the first Johnny Rockets restaurant opened its doors in 1986 on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California, the company has grown to 142 corporate and franchised restaurants in 25 states. Johnny Rockets' expansion also extends to nine countries around the world and aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Voyager of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas. To learn more about Johnny Rockets or to find the Johnny Rockets restaurant nearest you, please visit http://www.johnnyrockets.com .

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