The Origin of Shakey's


Sherwood Johnson, nickname "Shakey", dreamed about having a place where his family and friends could get together, share some pizza & beer while listening to favourite ragtime music.

On 30th April 1954, Shakey & his partner, Ed Plummer opened their first Shakey's Restaurant at "57th" and "J" Streets, Sacramento, California, USA. serving scrumptious pizza that was soon recognized as the World's Greatest Pizza, the restaurant's formula to success.

Shakey's soon became known outside Sacramento not to only for its delicious pizza's and its famous Mojo fried potatoes slices, but also for its jazz entertainment. It was simply wholesome family fun - great music and good food. It was a totally new dining experience.

Shakey's soon became known outside Sacramento not to only for its delicious pizza's and its famous Mojo fried potatoes slices, but also for its jazz entertainment. It was simply wholesome family fun - great music and good food. It was a totally new dining experience.

The reputation of Shakey's Pizza grew very rapidly.


By 1957, Shakey's became one of the first food service companies to begin franchising throughout the United States, including Seattle, Washington, Albany, Oregon, Carmichael, Concord, and Marysville, California.


Shaking the World - Shakey's International



The year 1968 marked the opportunity for global expansion and the first Shakey's Pizza Parlor was opened in Winnipeg, Canada.

By 1975, the company had expanded into the Pacific Rim and opened their chain in Japan and the Philippines.

Today, there are more than 400 stores through United States, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong…and is still growing!

 

A Strategic Move

 

Shakey's International relocated to Hong Kong in 2007 was a strategic move. With globalization and the tremendous opportunities within the Asia-Pacific Rim, Hong Kong represents the crossroad of growth and the centre of another rich heritage of culinary delights of the East. Endowed with the rich American food heritage and now with the addition of the flavour from the East, Shakey's will spearhead a new wave of chain restaurants and redefine the franchise food business in the region in years to come.