Burrito joint puts Johnny Rockets’ Buckhead location out of business

By on September 16, 2011
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20-year-old burger joint gets chopped into guacamole.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, a Miami-based Tex-Mex concept, is expanding to Atlanta forcing another restaurant out on the streets.

Opening in Buckhead at 5 West Paces Ferry Road, Lime Fresh will replace Johnny Rockets, which is still open for business.

Johnny Rockets, which opened its Buckhead location in 1991, will celebrate both its 20 year anniversary and its closing, this November when its lease comes up.

Steven Snyder Jr., area manager for several Metro Atlanta Johnny Rockets locations including the West Paces Ferry one, told What Now Atlanta there’s a chance it might not close.

“Our landlord’s been telling us [Lime Fresh] is coming in,” Snyder Jr. said. “But it’s not a done deal.”

The Tex-Mex chain posted an AD on Career Builder Friday seeking applicants for the Buckhead location.

Sorry to say Snyder, but that sounds like a done deal to us.

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About Caleb J. Spivak

CJS is the Founder of What Now Atlanta. He was recently featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2012," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA was named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine.


  1. CB

    September 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm


  2. CB

    September 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Seriously, NO ONE will miss Johnny Rockets, and if some how they do, there’s one down the street at Phipps.

  3. Eder X Perez

    September 25, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Well I work at this Johnny Rockets. Just found out that we are closing November 27th. Hey what can I say it sucks but money is money. Money moves mountains or should I say Money moves restaurants. Everything that starts has an end no matter how long it takes sooner or later the time will come. Good luck to the new place I’m looking forward to catch a bite.

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