Burrito joint puts Johnny Rockets' Buckhead location out of business

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Burrito joint puts Johnny Rockets' Buckhead location out of business

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill ~ what now atlanta
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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.


Lime Fresh Mexican Grill,

5 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Caleb J. Spivak
Caleb Spivak

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

4 responses to “Burrito joint puts Johnny Rockets' Buckhead location out of business

  1. 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.

  2. Lime Fresh is NO better than JRs. They keep moving into spaces that are occupied by better places and then FAILING. For example, the fantastic bakery that used to be in MIdtown between 7th and 8th. They moved in, failed, and now there's a gyro place there (Bezaria). We have more than enough Mexican fare in this city...

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