Congratulations to Ken Hatfield on celebrating 7 years at Johnny Rockets! Ken is the General Manager of our store in Greenwood (Indianapolis), Indiana. “I’ve always wanted to train and support employees. It gives me tremendous satisfaction when I watch the team excel and progress.” Ken was also part of a team who traveled to our new Bali restaurant in Indonesia to prepare and train a new team for its opening. Ken said it was a great experience and he can’t wait to join Training and Support for another adventure.
Here are a few of Ken’s “favorite things:”
What do you like best about your job? The best part of being a General Manager is training and teaching the staff and watching the fruits of my labor come to fruition. I enjoy watching them taking that “next step” and reaching for success.
What would be your ultimate job at Johnny Rockets? To work in Training and Support for both domestic and international restaurants. It’s rewarding to teach people, and point them in the right direction.
Other than Johnny Rockets, what would be your dream job? I’ve always wanted my own restaurant. My second dream job would be to travel with Johnny Rockets opening new restaurants.
What is your favorite Johnny Rockets menu item? Turkey Patty Melt
What is your favorite Shake flavor? Strawberry & Peanut Butter Shake (like a PBJ sandwich) and our Cherry Coke Shake, I named it “Lollipop!”
What is your favorite song on our jukebox? “Daydream Believer” by The Monkees
What do you like to do in your spare time when you’re not working? I love to go fishing with my wife! There is a small pond behind our house. We find it very relaxing and it reduces stress.
What did you do on your summer vacation? During the summer, my wife and I took trips home to see our families. I also went skydiving for the very first time. It was incredible!
What makes you smile? Practical jokes! I enjoy silly jokes, and like to goof around with my staff and friends.