I went to East River Plaza in East Harlem this past weekend to run some errands and right there on the ground level where cars turn in, there is a big sign hanging on the glass that says “Johnny Rockets Coming Soon.” I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. Isn’t Johnny Rockets the type of food chain you see in the suburbs? I guess they are here in Harlem to join Apple Bees. I have mixed feelings about these types of places opening up in Harlem.
While there, I asked around about how long that sign’s been up and when is the burger joint actually opening? Everyone kept saying soon. From the looks of the space, it doesn’t appear that Johnny Rockets is opening soon. The retail space is empty, but with signage. Guess we should give this chain about year before they open in East Harlem?