Thursday, April 26, 2007

A taste of New York may be coming to Springs

Johnny’s Lunch, a 71-year-old dining institution in Jamestown, N.Y, has ambitious expansion plans — and Colorado Springs is part of those plans.

Johnny’s has just begun to expand; the first Johnny’s restaurant outside Jamestown is set to open Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio. George Goulson, Johnny’s chief development officer, said there are commitments for more than 100 franchises and he expects to have deals for 500 by the end of the year.

Johnny’s is in talks with a Colorado Springs group to build 14 or so restaurants in the Springs area, he said. Goulson was in town recently for the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference and Expo 2007 at The Broadmoor hotel.

“We have had a number of people that have shown interest in various parts of Colorado, including Denver, but we haven’t begun discussions yet with them,” Goulson said. “We are in serious discussions with the Colorado Springs group.”

Johnny’s menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, shakes and rice pudding, with carryout and sit-down service.


Anonymous said...

It would be nice to see more restarants in Colorado Springs take on the PER SCOOP service that we now have with a few chinese restarants in Colorado Springs. Garden Cafe, Fortuna Inn, China Scoop and 2000 Wok all have this concept and I like it alot. If you are not sure you like a particular food, you wont waste alot of money in the process. Please find out if Johnny's Lunch may offer this concept. I believe this concept would be a huge success for mexican, indian, greek and the like.

Anonymous said...

the website is here>>