Johnny Gianoulidis of “THE GREEK” gyros and pizza, grew up in his immigrant parents’ pizza joint in Moosup, Ct. during the seventies called Johnny's Pizza.
His parents, John and Maria immigrated to the US in 1963 and truly exemplified the classic immigrant story. Moving south with his parents in the eighties, he helped open the family restaurant, Christos Pizza, located in East Cobb and owned and operated by his two older brothers.
Off to college and part and full-time jobs in restaurants and nightclubs, he could not seem to get away from the industry he has come to truly appreciate.
A foray into other career fields highlighted the integral honesty of the food service business and the ethos of providing honest great food at a reasonable price in an approachable and warm setting. This has inspired him to follow up on an opportunity to go back to what he grew up in. He brings extensive and successful industry knowledge to the adventure of opening and operating a viable restaurant in these interesting times.
Twelve years ago, He bought and revamped Parkgrounds, a neighborhood cafe and still owns and manages its daily operations. Expanding into College Park, He opened Kafenio in 2016, a fast casual all day cafe offering breakfast all day along with starters, Greek wraps and salads. The College Park location fell victim to the pandemic. But prior to the pandemic, Kafenio expanded to Avondale Estates in 2019 and with the help of Paul Masci, the restaurant is still going strong.
“THE GREEK” offers freshly cooked updated Greek pizza, gyros, starters, salads, and draft beer and wine. The focus on clean, fresh and upbeat cuisine and attitude contribute to the vibrant and positive direction Skyland Plaza and the City of Brookhaven as a whole are heading.