Will focus on taking the casual dining chain into underserved markets and exploring non-traditional locations.
Johnny Rockets appointed restaurant industry veteran James Walker to the post of chief development officer.
Previously, Walker served as the CDO for the Tampa, Fla.- based Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap concepts. His background also includes working with Fresh Brands, parent company of Baja Fresh, Sweet Factory, La Salsa and Canyon's Burger; and with AFC Enterprises/Cinnabon.
In his new role, Walker's primary responsibility is to oversee domestic development strategy, including construction, design and real estate to expand Johnny Rockets' presence in markets the brand identifies as airports, amusement parks and casinos.