PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy Johnny’s Pizza
In the spring of 1977 Bruce Jackson and Scott Allen opened their first store in Forest Park Georgia. After a year of business in that location they decided to move the restaurant to Virginia Avenue in East Point Georgia across the street from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The new location proved to be a huge success and just over one year later a second store on Cheshire Bridge Road was opened. Between 1984 and 1994 four more locations were opened in the Atlanta area. There are now 70+ restaurants in the chain with most retaining a neighborhood feel.