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Johnny Rockets Diner

by Yargo179 Posted 21st Dec 2006 at 11:08 PM - Updated 9th Mar 2008 at 5:47 AM by Yargo179
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Johnny Rockets

I bring you one of America’s last cultural relics…Johnny Rockets, the home of America’s first burger. Finally, your sims can enjoy a tasty hamburger straight from the 50s…literally! All kidding aside, Johnny Rockets is a fine family diner which is all the rage in today’s youth. I made it based on a real Johnny Rockets diner (see pictures) and I used many deco items to make it highly realistic. It took me a while to make all those custom walls and floor but I prevailed. Enjoy!

A special thanks to Martine for inspiring me and for providing me with the links to many of the CC items included.

Lot Specs:
Community Lot – 2X2
Fully furnished as seen in pictures
Space for 22 sims to dine simultaneously


This lot has been cleaned with Clean Installer Requires Pets to play

UPDATE : I've corrected all the known issues which were missing walls, missing CC and flashing blue objects. From now on download ONLY the Johnny Rockets UPDATED.rar file WITH the Johnny Rockets Walls.rar file. This second file includes only 2 walls which are crucial and which I tried time after time to include in the original file but failed. They are the top 2 walls of the front logo. If these 2 walls do not appear on the actual building, they will nonetheles be in your files. You may have to place them yourself. Sorry about this but its my last resort.

To correct the flashing blue columns I included the base mirror from the "Grand Trianon" collection for those who didn't already have it. You may delete it from the lot (it's on the roof) but it needs to stay in your downloads folder.

I tried including the poster recolors but Clean Installer just doesn't recognize them. I'm sorry to say you may have to download them yourself from the links I've provided below if you wish.

Sorry for the inconvenience. This should correct the known issues but if new ones arise feel free to bring them to my attention.

My Policy:
Do not use this lot as a base for any other lot. Do not upload to the Exchange and claim it as your own. Do not change this lot to upload anywhere else. If you wish to upload the intact lot in any other site I must first approve and be given full credit.

I do not presume to take ownership of any image used to create the finished pictures of this lot. These images while freely available for the public to use have their respective owners who disserve full credit for their work.

CC Included:

-“To The Brim” Soda Fountain by thefuzzmixman:
-Light Switch by Bienchen:
-Sausage Links by HChangeri:
-The Small Trash Pile by HChangeri:
-Compressed Gas Cylinder by IndigoRage:
-Central Air Conditioner by IndigoRage:
-Bottlecap Lighted Sign Set (contains 2 lights) by CJaneFly764:
-The “Medium” Alley Grafiti w/ re-colors by Pacotacoplayer:
-The “Urban Alley” Enormous Wall Grafiti w/ re-colors by Pacotacoplayer:
-Traffic Sign – Long Rectangle by Darylmarkloc:
-Magazine by Bienchen:
-Cigarette Pack w/ Ash Tray by Simsistic:
-Rat, Broken Pallet, Chain Link Fence, Trash bags, Junk Bottle 1, 2 and 3 and Pallet by Suiryuue: Threads have been deleted but he/she gave permission to share these items. I got them from Martine at
-Wooden Pallet (lean on wall) by UK1967:
-Wooden Pallet by UK1967:
-Fake Trashcan (Full) by Windkeeper:
-Fake Trashcan (No Cover) by Windkeeper:
-Fake Trashcan (Lying) by Windkeeper:
-Dumpy Dumpster MESH 161105 by Cazkiwi:
-DH Aglaonema Plant, DH Breadbox
(open) and DH Paper Towel:
-Pull-Down Ceiling Lamp by ShannaniSims:
-The “Grand Trianon” Poster Column, Floor Mirror and Mirror Light by The Dream Team:
-Angled Beam w/ re-colors by Lethe-s and Echo:
-Clump of grass and Clump of short grass w/ re-colors by Lethe_s and Echo:
-Mono Kitchen Fridge and Sink by Murano:
-Construction Ladder by Targa:
-Soap Dispenser (does not show in CleanInstaller but included) by Bienchen83: (
-Drink Dispenser by Exnem and Numenor:
-“SimChef” Counter Cabinet by Exnem & Izzmit:
-Maxis Lost & Found #21 – Timber and Steel Column by Numenor:
-Picnic Bench Part A & B by tmross4:

The following do not show up in Clean Installer and must be downloaded separate if you wish.
-Vintage recolors of “Civic Idol” and “Engineered Angst” posters by bogart61:
-Vintage Sci-Fi recolors of “Surfing The Universe” poster by Living Dead Girl:
-Vintage Diner recolors of “Championship Poster” by Starangel13:
-Menu recolors of "We Call It Football Poster" by HChangeri: (You can also get the menu recolors from Martine's "Realistic Diner" lot here:
-Elvis Presley recolor by Delenn:
-Marylin Monroe recolor by Delenn:

-Unshello F4 by Tribeccasims:
-Johnny Rockets carpet by me, Yargo179

-Johnny Rockets walls (a set of 21) made by me, Yargo179
-Washroom “Where’s My Sponge” Tile and Washroom “Time to Clean” Tile by Berg: I got these from but she did not provide a link to where she originally found them.
-Dark Blue wall by Zhaana:

-Trawka Nr3 by Margierytka:

-Laurana Small Fence:

I would appreciate as many comments and thanks as you are willing to give.
Tags: #Johnny, #Rockets, #diner, #50s, #fifties, #retro, #vintage

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets + 2 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Johnny Rockets Walls.rar

Size: 8.8 KB · Downloads: 10,494 · 24th Dec 2006
8.8 KB 10,494 24th Dec 2006
Johnny Rockets UPDATED.rar

Size: 8.97 MB · Downloads: 13,599 · 24th Dec 2006
8.97 MB 13,599 24th Dec 2006
Johnny Rockets.rar

Size: 6.64 MB · Downloads: 9,551 · 21st Dec 2006
6.64 MB 9,551 21st Dec 2006
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
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Top Secret Researcher
#51 Old 25th Dec 2006 at 8:14 PM
Blow me away, wow! A lot of hard work went into this. Amazing, thanks for sharing it with us. Can't wait to use it!
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 1:34 AM
I downloaded this yesterday and it looks FABULOUS in my game.Thanks.
#53 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 1:57 AM
Perfect. Thank you.

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Test Subject
#54 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 2:30 AM
Very lovely, it feels like in the real world now.....=)

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Mom(15 hours later): I thought you said 5 seconds.
Test Subject
#55 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 3:14 AM
This is a very very very very very very very terriffic, fantastic, marvelous, great, outstanding, A+ Job!!!!! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you all!!!!!!!!
Field Researcher
#56 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 1:58 PM
I also downloaded Martine's Realistic Diner and I noticed something strange. In the Realistic Diner, all the custom content used by Martine still have the same file names as the original files. However, in the Johnny Rockets Diner, I found a total of 36 custom content files the were renamed. These 36 files were duplicates of files used in Martine's diner. They must have been internally changed also because I use DoubleKiller to find duplicates and none of them were recognized as duplicates. Can anyone explain this?
Test Subject
#57 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 10:21 PM
excellent job!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#58 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 3:46 AM
Wow! Great job, this looks amazing, thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#59 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 4:33 AM
Nice download! :-)
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 11:52 PM
Like this!
Lovely diner, and it's great to find out that some of my paintings/posters have found such a good place! Feature is surely in right place with this download.

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Test Subject
#61 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 3:12 AM
I have all of the expansion packs and downloaded the right files but this made my game crash everytime I tried to click on the 'small appliances' button. Pity, it looks great, but you've got something odd going on somewhere.
Test Subject
#62 Old 11th Feb 2007 at 2:15 AM
The owner of the Washington Redskins, Daniel Snyder, just bought the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain yesterday. This is just an FYI...I saw it on our local TV news last night. Snyder plans to expand the existing chain from 200 restaurants to over 1000 in the next few years, with a few locations being placed in DC and in Georgetown.

If anyone is interested in reading the related article from the Washington Post, here is the link:

My thanks to the poster for this very creative lot.

Test Subject
#63 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 7:36 AM
Anyway to make this a residential lot?
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 4:17 PM
Wow, this is amazing! Love it and downloading it right now! Thanks! Really deserves to be a featured Item.
Forum Resident
#65 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 1:52 AM
Very nice job. The detail and dedication shows thru with flying colors.
Congrats on being featured.

Thank you for sharing,

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Laugh Often
Love Much

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Lab Assistant
#66 Old 21st May 2007 at 9:33 AM
thaaaaaaaank yooooouuuuuuu
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 2nd Jun 2007 at 4:19 AM
Yay! Johnny Rockets! I remember *nostalgia coming on* when I was in Washington D.C for Future City in February; we all went to Union Station and had Johnny Rockets' milkshakes at 9:30 PM. With our teacher and engineer mentor. Good times...

Anyway, fantastic job! But I don't have enough EPs... *cries*

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#68 Old 12th Jul 2007 at 2:12 PM
I adored the Johnny Rocket's in Atlanta when I lived there! It's really great, but I can't download - no FFS or GLS!

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Test Subject
15th Jul 2007 at 8:22 PM
This message has been deleted by xslurpee247x. Reason: I just realized I don't have the right EPs. However, I still think it is awesome and I'm looking forward to more of your work
Test Subject
#69 Old 5th Aug 2007 at 5:36 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 5th Aug 2007 at 6:21 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
That is so well made!!!! I hope you make other restaurants=)

ToO MucH......iS nEvEr foR mE
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 6:09 AM
Field Researcher
#71 Old 11th May 2008 at 5:07 AM
I love 1950s stuff, their movies, diners, art, language they used, thriving capitalist ventures... I could go on and on. Thank you for sharing this very detailed tribute!

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Test Subject
14th Dec 2008 at 4:01 AM
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Test Subject
#72 Old 20th Jan 2010 at 8:48 PM
Really great lot
Test Subject
#73 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 12:36 PM
This didn't work for me it looks amazing wish i could've used it :/
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