Jhonathan Naranjo Estrada (37), Founder & CEO
JoJo’s Ny Style Pizza Inc. — Hollywood, Florida
Jhonathan Naranjo Estrada, Founder & CEO of multiple unit JoJo’s Ny Style Pizza Inc. in Hollywood, Florida, has been named a Rising Star of the Pizza Industry 2023 by Pizza Today. Read a quick Q&A with Jhonathan.
How were you able to build your business through the carryout and delivery model?
The key elements necessary to creating this high flow have been staying open late, having a great product an excellent customer service and an easy to navigate menu with lots of options to choose from, also by working side by side with third party delivery companies like UberEats, Doordash, Grubhub, Slice and a few more have been a blessing. We also have great consistency in our product since day one so word of mouth has always played a big part in building our brand & business up.
You have added dine-in. How has adding dine-in helped your business?
On May 1, 2022, we expanded the business to a second location. This time with more space to be able to offer our customers the dine-in experience. Now our customers are able to enjoy fresh pies straight from the oven with their friends & family by doing so they get the best possible experience, with that word of mouth has exploded between the community. The sales for the new location confirm that by having closed the first year of business with $450,000 in sales with 30 percent of those sales being dine-in customers.
What has been key to you growing your business and what’s next?
The key to growing the business has been organization no body its perfect and sometimes we make wrong decisions but when organization its rooted on everything we do its always easier to get back on track if you are organized. As far as the future of JoJo’s Ny Style Pizza our second store has proven to us that whatever we are doing we are doing it right so the goal is to keep replicating this formula by either opening more corporate stores or selling the rights to operate JoJo’s Ny Style Pizza stores to future franchisees.