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Downtown's Happy Days

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Friday, May 16, 2008, at 02:11PM
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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa takes a turn at the grill of the new Johnny Rockets at 5th and Figueroa.

Johnny Rockets held a Grand Opening full of fanfare and fries this morning. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took some time to have a burger, fries and a chocolate shake before getting behind the counter to break in the grill. He may not be as fast as the more experienced burger masters of Johnny Rockets, but he didn't delay the ribbon cutting with Jan Perry, actress Marion Ross and other burger dignitaries.

It's the first Downtown location for the chain, but two more are in the works. Last week the Downtown News noted the chain's plans to open at 2nd and Central, as well as the AT&T Tower in South Park.

Opening day ceremonies will go on until 6pm, with music by 50s band Jonny Come Lately.

Johnny Rockets / 445 S. Figueroa / Second Level


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