UPDATE: Johnny Rockets To Replace Friendly's - Acton

One greasy chain moves out and another moves in.

According to Acton's Building Commissioner, Frank Ramsbottom, word is Johnny Rockets will be filling the vacant spot where on 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton. The company that owns the building, Edens, confirmed Johnny Rockets is officially coming to Acton, but there is no official word as to when it will be open.

Ramsbottom said a permit was recently filed to work on the construction on the exterior of the building and a permit to remodel the interior is soon to come.

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): According to Cozette Phifer-Koerber - VP, Brand Marketing/Communications for Johnny Rockets, "our hamburgers come with a choice of four protein options: ground beef, ground turkey, chicken breast or Boca burger. We also have a variety of salads available and are testing many, more healthful menu options."

So, what do you think?

Are you pumped for a Johnny Rockets or do you miss Friendly's? Were you hoping to see a different type of business occupy that location? Let us know in the comments and start a conversation. Take our Patch poll, too.

Honi Kawut July 02, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I agree totally with Nancy's comment. It is a great location for a teen type place. The old Scupper Jack's is the perfect place for an"adult" restaurant : is there any way to entice someone to open one there?
N R December 08, 2012 at 06:28 PM
A Faux diner. Just like Friendly's, an unimaginative place for " mall rats" with institutional food, and unlike real diners, no breakfast. High calorie, high fat menu, a 50s' menu without the 50's prices , Acton doesn't need another restaurant that doesn't serve breakfast. At least there's Julie's place down the street
Stephen January 14, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Johnny rockets will be serving a full breakfast menu. It is good revenue for the town and the owners of the franchise are doing everything possible to be community friendly. Give them a chance before you past judgement. You would all want the same if you were trying to start a business. Remember this is not a corporate owned location.
Jason Fitzgerald January 14, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Open up already! I am dying for a milkshake! Seriously though, seeing the facade being completed has piqued my appetite.
Diane Bennett January 30, 2013 at 12:05 AM
I worked for Friendly's at this same location. In Acton it was not easy! A lot of entitled children acting how ever they wanted with parents approval. I wish them luck. Is it something I would consider again absolutely! But I am not 100% sure the body could still handle the fast pace.


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