Johnny Rockets burns out on the 16th Street Mall

Johnny Rockets, a chain of old-school-style diners serving up cheap burgers and American grub, has closed its 16th Street Mall location. That would seem like a prime piece of real estate for non-faux fare -- but it's going to be a 7/Eleven.

See also: Gunther Toody's southeast Denver location has closed

Johnny Rockets was founded in 1986 in Los Angeles, and was bought out by Boston Market earlier this year. There are still three Denver locations open -- in Cherry Creek, in Lakewood and at Park Meadows.

It's been a bad month for pseudo diners in Denver; the original Gunther Toody's at 4500 East Alameda Avenue has also closed.

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Michelle Gilbert
Michelle Gilbert

My family & I went here once and it was horrible. The service was lousy and slow which didn't make sense because the restaurant was not that busy. We came in before 2 other groups and finally had a server address our table after them?!? Certain things about our orders were incorrect and it took waaaaaay too long for them to fix and bring back out to our table. Paid and left without leaving a tip because it was that bad. There's a reason they're closing that's for sure.


The one out at Colorado Mill's has closed down to


I used to manage the joint in Lakewood, so I'm getting a kick....

That place was a dump, 16th street that is. My store was always tops. 

joey murdah
joey murdah

7-11's downtown rival starbucks. one every few blocks.

davebarnes topcommenter

Gunther Toody's and Johnny Rockets gone.
Maybe this is hope for America after all.

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

Another 7-Eleven? Don't we have enough of those in that general vicinity?

Mantonat topcommenter

@TheFabulousMarkT 7-11 construction has been on a real tear in this town over the past few months. They must be gearing up for the legalization of marijuana.

ScubaSteve topcommenter

@Harold Robbins  

You mean "no big LOSS".

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