good neighbors

We’ve been making fresh, authentic NY style pizza for over forty years. We grew up enjoying and perfecting pizza, and we want to share our passion with everyone we serve.

Our high standards aren’t easy to keep, but they’re necessary to create the most delicious, authentic New York Style pizza, subs, and Italian dinners. And that’s what our neighbors deserve. So no matter who stops in for a slice (or three), we’re proud to give them our best.

the flavor of New York

in your neighborhood

We don’t just make any pizza, we make NY Style Pizza. Big slices of hand-tossed, thin-crust dough that’s crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and always brick-oven baked. As is tradition, our go-to cheese is 100% whole milk mozzarella, but you can top it off however you’d like. After all, we respect every pizza person’s personal style.

our history

 

at 16 years old,

Bruce Jackson was flipping pizza at the original Johnny’s Pizza in Manlius, New York. He loved everything about the business: serving piping hot pizza, always made with fresh, authentic ingredients, interacting with happy customers, and sitting down with the locals on a Friday night for a slice or feeding the high school football team after a win. He saw an opportunity, and seized it, to build his own pizzeria – most of our franchise operators are familiar with the feeling!

in three short years,

Bruce opened a Johnny’s Pizza just off the Syracuse University campus with Johnny’s younger brother Rosario. After six years of success there, Bruce and a new business partner, Scott Allen, were ready for a move to warmer weather! Atlanta, Georgia is where they landed. In 1977, Bruce and Scott wrote “Now Open” on a pizza box, stuck it in the front window of their storefront in Atlanta, and started selling pizza. One year later, they opened a second store. As entrepreneurs, they saw bigger potential in the brand and the business model they’d so carefully fine-tuned. In 1994, they officially began to franchise.

in three short years,

Bruce opened a Johnny’s Pizza just off the Syracuse University campus with Johnny’s younger brother Rosario. After six years of success there, Bruce and a new business partner, Scott Allen, were ready for a move to warmer weather! Atlanta, Georgia is where they landed. In 1977, Bruce and Scott wrote “Now Open” on a pizza box, stuck it in the front window of their storefront in Atlanta, and started selling pizza. One year later, they opened a second store. As entrepreneurs, they saw bigger potential in the brand and the business model they’d so carefully fine-tuned. In 1994, they officially began to franchise.

in 2003,

We needed a unique name to operate on a national level. So we gave Johnny a last name, and Johnny Brusco’s Pizza was born! Now a new generation of leadership is guiding Johnny’s Pizza into the future. Bruce’s son Luke, along with longtime co-worker and now partner, Joanna O’Neill, are working to expand the brand across the southeast and focusing on growth in both the dine-in and online/delivery segments. We’re also focusing on ways to increase individual store volume growth, including new seasonal menu offerings, an expanded craft beer selection and an optional full bar.

Looking Ahead…

As we look into the future of Johnny’s Pizza and Johnny Brusco’s Pizza we want to continue to build upon the strong foundation that Bruce and Scott worked so hard to create, but also adapt to the ever changing restaurant landscape. Recent openings of our refreshed prototype design have proven to be very successful by holding true to our roots but also enhancing the customer’s dining experience. We have also seen great success with our integrated online ordering platform and customer loyalty program as well as partnerships with 3rd party delivery services. As the industry evolves, Johnny’s Pizza and Johnny Brusco’s Pizza will adapt accordingly while holding true to our humble beginnings and not losing track of our goal to become your neighborhood pizzeria…

Looking Ahead…

As we look into the future of Johnny’s Pizza and Johnny Brusco’s Pizza we want to continue to build upon the strong foundation that Bruce and Scott worked so hard to create, but also adapt to the ever changing restaurant landscape. Recent openings of our refreshed prototype design have proven to be very successful by holding true to our roots but also enhancing the customer’s dining experience. We have also seen great success with our integrated online ordering platform and customer loyalty program as well as partnerships with 3rd party delivery services. As the industry evolves, Johnny’s Pizza and Johnny Brusco’s Pizza will adapt accordingly while holding true to our humble beginnings and not losing track of our goal to become your neighborhood pizzeria…

if you’re ready to open a johnny’s pizza

in georgia

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if you’re ready to open a johnny brusco’s

outside of georgia

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