“Shakey” Johnson loved ragtime music. He dreamed about having a place
where his family and friends could get together, share some pizza and
beer while listening - and often singing along – to favorite ragtime
standards. So back in 1954 he scraped together his savings and opened
the first Shakey’s Pizza Parlor & Ye Public House® at the corner of
57th and J Street in Sacramento CA. There was
nothing like it. People came from all over to enjoy the original thin
crust pizza, ice cold beer on tap and most of all, the fun, family
While times have changed, Shakey
Johnson’s dream is still alive and well today at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor®.
For generations people have been coming to Shakey’s® to share good food
and good times with family and friends. Walk into any Shakey’s Pizza
Parlor® today and you’ll find grandparents, parents and their children
sitting around a family-size table sharing a meal, swapping stories, and
reconnecting over Shakey’s® famous Pizza, Mojo® potatoes and crispy
chicken. Dad’s enjoying a cold beer as he watches his favorite team take
the play-offs on one of many flat screen TVs; mom enjoys a bit of “me
time” while grandma and grandpa watch on as the kids entertain
themselves in Shakey’s® dedicated fun zone. Good times indeed – and
always a good value.
Shakey’s® is an American classic. We’ve
perfected the art of uniting family and friends around a meal –
something of a lost art in this fast paced, time-starved world.