Redskins owner to buy '50s-style diner chain

Updated: February 9, 2007, 12:08 PM ET
Associated Press

McLEAN, Va. -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said Friday he will buy Johnny Rockets, the 1950s-style diner chain that features burgers, fries and a wait staff that dances and sings to oldies tunes.

Snyder's investment arm, RedZone Capital Fund II, will acquire the Lake Forest, Calif.-based chain, which operates more than 200 restaurants nationwide. Terms of the purchase were not released.

The move is the latest push into entertainment-themed businesses by Snyder, ...

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