Johnny Rockets to open at The Banks Next Month

CINCINNATI (Sept. 29, 2011) The Holy Grail Tavern and Grille will soon have company. Johnny Rockets is scheduled to open at The Banks on Oct. 27. Now visitors and residents at The Banks will have two restaurant options with more on the way.

Johnny Rockets And we know Cincinnatians are as excited as we are based on all the social media buzz surrounding yesterday’s Johnny Rockets announcement.

Carter serves as master developer of The Banks, an 18-acre mixed-use project. Carter also served as program manager for the construction of the city and county-funded parking garage and infrastructure components of the project. 

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A custom-designed Johnny Rockets with a menu unique to Cincinnati will officially open at The Banks on Oct. 27. Interior construction is under way at the nearly 3,000-square-foot restaurant at 191 E. Freedom Way, across from The Reds Hall of Fame and recently opened Holy Grail bar and grill. The restaurant will feature an outdoor patio and a walk-up order window. Menu items exclusive to the location will include Dusty’s Bacon Burger and the Lotta Domata Hamburger, created in honor of Reds’ manager Dusty Baker and Bengals’ defensive tackle, Domata Peko. Appetizers include Banks Shanks, Fried Pickles, Fresh Cooked Potato Chips and Spiral Pass Potatoes. The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. A grand opening is planned for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 with special giveaways, samples and specials. The restaurant will be operated by local Johnny Rockets franchise owner Rich and Sharon Thompson. The new location is the sixth in Ohio, and the third owned by the Thompsons, who also operate locations at Newport on the Levee and Sycamore Plaza, across the street from Kenwood Towne Center. Scheduled to join Johnny Rockets and Holy Grail later this year are Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill, Huey’s 24/7 Diner, The Wine Loft and La Crepe Nanou. Construction is under way on Toby Keith’s, which will be located on Second Street between Joe Nuxhall Way and Walnut Street. No opening dates have been announced for the other retailers. In February, Moerlein Lager House – an 1,100-seat restaurant and beer garden – is expected to open just south of The Banks on Joe Nuxhall Way at the Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park. The Banks is an 18-acre riverfront development. Its first phase is priced at $80 million and includes 300 apartments and 70,000 square feet of retail space.


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