NORTH CHICAGO – The People's Choice Family Fun Center owner John Sarantakis is planning on opening Rocky's Pizzeria in two locations in the coming months. One entertainment center will be located in North Chicago at 2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and another in the former Burger King off Grand Avenue in Lindenhurst.
Connie Meadie, head of the Lindenhurst - Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce, said she is thrilled to have Rocky's open in Lindenhurst.
"We're thrilled to have them and will welcome them to the community," Meadie said. "The owner has a great vision and I believe that families will go there to spend time together."
Rocky's is a pizzeria that includes arcades, video gaming, video rentals and family entertainment. Sarantakis is offering all video rentals at $1 to attract people to come to the pizzeria.
People's Choice is located at 2415 Grand Ave, in Waukegan.
The Rocky's in Lindenhurst is scheduled to open May 1 and the North Chicago location is slated to open June 2.
Sarantakis said Rocky's will offer different types of movies and other releases that are competitive with other video rental operations, such as Redbox.
"We will have thousands at our locations where you can browse with your family or call ahead of time if you want to pick it up," Sarantakis said.
An alcohol license has already been purchased for Rocky's, which Sarantakis says "partners great with dads."
Rocky's will also include a drive through to make it more convenient for guests.
"We are selling all types of food like cotton candy, chicken wings, and nachos to accommodate families," said Sarantakis, who said he also plans to open a location in Round Lake. "We are selling great pizza at a fast food pace and price, so the convenience factor is unbelievable."
Sarantakis said he is excited to expand his business.
"We are all very excited to get it going and have our grand openings," he said.