El Paso's first Johnny Rockets location will be just up the street from the UTEP campus.

The El Paso Development News website reports that a permit to build at 2119 N. Mesa was recently solicited by the Cruzar Group. That's the company that announced last July it had signed a deal to open several Johnny Rockets restaurants in the El Paso area.

Per EPDNews:

A permit has been requested from the City of El Paso for a new commercial building at 2119 N. Mesa Street by the Cruzar Group with a project name of "Johnny Rockets."

The North Mesa address cited is currently a vacant lot across from Whataburger on Mesa and University that was once a Chevron gas station.

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It's unclear if this possible location would be for a sit-down restaurant or the company's new Route 66 drive-through concept. The Cruzar Group's announcement last year said at least one of the locations would be a drive-through.

Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets is a theme restaurant that specializes in “classic hamburgers” and “world-famous” hand-dipped shakes. Its restaurants are known for their 1950s diner-style décor and its dancing servers.