In June, Johnny Rockets became the latest chain to be purchased by private-equity group Sun Capital Partners Inc., which bought the 300-unit casual-dining chain from RedZone Capital Management Co. The Americana-themed restaurant that features soda fountain–style décor, tabletop juke boxes and servers that dance to American classics has now joined a stable that includes Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, Boston Market, Bar Louie, Fazoli’s Restaurants Unlimited, Garden ...

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