Cafe Society

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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Isa Jones is an editor in Jackson Hole; her writing has appeared all over the Internet and occasionally in print.
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