Founder Bruce Jackson began at a satellite of the original Johnny's Pizza in Syracuse, New York, in 1971. Six years later, Jackson and co-worker Scott Allen moved to Forest Park, Georgia, to launch their own Johnny’s New York Style Pizza restaurant with an extended menu that included pasta, subs and salads. By 1994, Johnny’s had grown to six locations, and Jackson and Allen began franchising through Johnny's Pizza Franchise Systems Inc. Units are mostly freestanding or strip-center endcaps in suburban locations. Restaurants range from 2,100 to 2,400 square feet with seating for up to 85 customers. 

LocationFayetteville, Ga.
2009 Systemwide Sales$43,500,000*
% Change in Sales1.2%
2009 U.S. Units72
% Change in Units7.5%
2009 Average Unit Volume$625,000*
% Change in AUV-6.7%
Future 50 Year2010