Johnny Rockets, a beloved American diner-style restaurant chain, has been serving up classic hamburgers, milkshakes, and nostalgic charm to diners for decades. With a menu that pays homage to the 1950s era of rock and roll, Johnny Rockets offers a unique dining experience that transports patrons back in time.

Whether you’re a devoted fan of their sizzling burgers or curious if the servers still dance at the restaurant, let’s rock-and-roll through the updated menu prices at Johnny Rockets in 2023.


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
The Original$4.59
The #12$5.19
The Houston$5.59
Smoke HouseSingle$5.99
Smoke HouseDouble$7.09
Route 66$5.69
The Streamliner®$5.19
Bacon CheddarSingle$5.99
Bacon CheddarDouble$7.09

Chicken, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs & Salads

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Chicken Tenders6 Pc.$5.89
Chicken Club Sandwich$6.29
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich$5.69
Tuna Salad Sandwich$5.19
BLT Sandwich$5.09
Hot Dog$3.19
Chili Cheese Dog$4.39
Grilled or Crispy Chicken Club Salad$6.29
Garden Salad$4.09

Rocket Melts

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Patty Melt$5.89
Tuna Melt$5.99
BBQ Chicken Bacon Melt$6.79
Grilled Cheese$3.99

Philly Cheese Steaks

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Philly Cheese steak$6.09
Chicken Philly Cheese steak$6.09

Rocket Kids

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Kids Mini Hamburgers Meal2 Pc.$5.09
Kids Chicken Tenders Meal3 Pc. $5.19
Kids Mini Hot Dog Meal2 Pc.$4.99
Kids Grilled Cheese Meal$4.89

Shakes & Floats

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Original Shakes & Malts$4.29
Deluxe Shakes & Malts$4.69
Super Deluxe Shakes & Malts$5.09
Kids Original Shakes & Malts$3.09
Kids Deluxe Shakes & Malts$3.19

Starters & Shareables

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
American Fries$2.19
Onion Rings$3.29
½ Rings & ½ Fries$3.19
Sweet Potato Fries$3.39
Chili Bowl$3.39
Cheese Fries$3.29
Chili Cheese Fries$3.49
Bacon Cheese Fries$3.49


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Soda Pop & More$1.79
Other Beverage$1.59
Flavor Shots$0.39


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Vanilla Ice Cream$1.59
Super Sundae$3.59

Do Servers Still Dance at Johnny Rockets?

What truly distinguishes Johnny Rockets, however, is the spontaneous burst of dance routines by the waitstaff when the music begins to play. Yes! Staff still busts out dance routines to classic hits like Staying Alive by the Bee Gee’s and Respect by Aretha Franklin.

This charming spectacle has not only delighted diners but also propelled Johnny Rockets into the social media spotlight. Bloggers enthusiastically capture the energetic performances, sharing them on fan pages and personal blogs. A quick search on YouTube reveals an impressive collection of over 500 “Johnny Rockets Dance” videos, showcasing how this old-time brand has harnessed the power of social media to stay relevant and generate a whole new source of buzz.

The servers at Johnny Rockets bring the spirit of the 1940s and ’50s to life with their dance routines, creating an unforgettable dining experience. As the melodies of classic tunes fill the air, waiters and waitresses seamlessly transition into dance, adding a dynamic twist to the restaurant’s charm.

Johnny Rockets has milkshakes.

Discontinued Menu Items

In 2016, the chain introduced a more contemporary aesthetic, which included the implementation of consumer-focused technology and a more advanced kitchen. As part of this modernization, Johnny Rockets removed the iconic tabletop jukeboxes from its establishments, as reported by Nation’s Restaurant News.

To complement its updated look, Johnny Rockets tested a variety of new menu items. In 2019, the chain launched the “Crunch Menu,” which included burgers topped with barbecue chips, chips garnished with bacon and cheese, and milkshakes infused with Snickers and crushed cookie pieces. The promotional “Crunch Menu” introduced by Johnny Rockets in 2019 and was removed from the menu the same year.

In celebration of National Milkshake Month, Johnny Rockets, the renowned all-American chain famous for its rich shakes, collaborated with the California-based Santa Monica Brew Works to introduce two limited-batch milkshake-inspired porter beers. These are:

  1. Strawberry Milkshake Porter: This beer boasts a ripe and juicy strawberry profile, enhanced with Madagascar Vanilla to impart a velvety sweetness.
  2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Porter: This porter offers a creamy and dreamy experience, delivering a sweet nutty flavor complemented by a silky-smooth finish.

This was a limited time promotion that ended in 2022. Johnny Rockets regularly releases menu and drinks items on a promotional menu that’s designed to excite guests and bring more foot traffic to their restaurant

Johnny Rockets Menu Poster

Johnny Rockets Menu Poster.

What Cooking Oil Does Johnny Rockets Use?

Johnny Rockets has confirmed they use 100% soybean oil to cook food. Some diners don’t consume soybean oil due to dietary restrictions or allergies.

Here’s a fascinating note about the cooking oil at Johnny Rockets. In 2013, Johnny Rockets announced a partnership with DAR PRO Solutions to covert their used cooking into biodiesel fuel named Bio G-3000 Premium Biodiesel fuel. This fuel can substitute diesel without any need for engine modifications or performance reductions. Through this innovative partnership, the 29 corporate-owned Johnny Rockets restaurants will now recycle around 7,200 pounds of used cooking oil annually at each location.

So the next time you enjoy onion rings or French fries at Johnny Rockets, you can take heart into knowing that some of the oil used to fry the items will be converted into biodiesel instead of wasted.

Burgers, fries, and cookies.

Does Johnny Rockets Cost Extra while Taking a Royal Carribean Cruise?

Planning a cruise on Royal Caribbean? You’ll be happy to Johnny Rockets is one of the dining options when you’re out on a week or multi-week cruise.

You’ll be happy to learn that most menu items are included as part of your trip. Breakfast on Oasis-class ships is a complimentary, featuring a variety of morning favorites like eggs, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and French toast, making it a fantastic way to start your day on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

However, extras like ice cream, milkshakes, soda, and alcohol come at an additional cost. You’ll be happy to learn that you can charge this expense to your room and settle with the cruise line at the end of the voyage.

Double Swiss burger.

Who Owns Johnny Rockets?

FAT Brands, the owner of Fatburger, has acquired the 1950s diner-themed chain Johnny Rockets for $25 million in 2020. Despite facing a significant drop in sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic, FAT Brands (The acronym “FAT” in FAT Brands stands for Fresh, Authentic, and Tasty.) saw its stock double following the announcement of the Johnny Rockets purchase.

The company, which also owns Elevation Burger, Hurricane Grill & Wings, and the Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses chains, bought Johnny Rockets from private equity firm Sun Capital Partners.

Johnny Rockets is recognized for its retro ambiance and indulgent burgers and milkshakes. With this acquisition, FAT Brands aims to rejuvenate the brand and will own more than 700 restaurant locations worldwide with total annual sales exceeding $700 million.

Onion rings and fries from Johnny Rockets.

Where can you find Johnny Rockets Locations?

Based on their website, Johnny Rockets currently has 72 restaurants across 21 states. California and Nevada have the most number of stores with 12 each while Florida and Arizona have 6 and 5 restaurants each respectively. Other units are scattered across 31 countries around the globe. You can find a Johnny Rockets near you at their official website.

Other than these locations, Johnny Rockets also has a number of restaurants operating in numerous Royal Caribbean International cruise ships. Whether you’re hungry on land or the high seas, you can find a Johnny Rockets diner ready to serve you.

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