Giovanni’s Pizza & Subs, a family owned restaurant, will be opening a new establishment next to the Village apartments, which is within walking distance of the University. According to the owners, Chris and Valerie McEnery, they anticipate opening their doors and delivering food by the end of this month. Their West Georgia location will cater to those exclusively living on campus and nearby.
With Carrollton being a college town, most University of West Georgia students already know the infamous Giovanni’s Pizza & Subs because of their unusually excellent business hours. They offer fast and accurate delivery seven days a week until 4 a.m., which will come in handy to students during finals week. While most places are closing up shop for the night, Giovanni’s is going strong satisfying cravings all over town. With everything from pizza, pasta, salads, and wings, to super-size subs and desserts, they are sure to have something on their menu for everyone.
The soon-to-be open location near campus will most likely be involved with the Wolf Bucks program offered by the University. This will open up more dining options for students living on campus. The restaurant plans to make their delivery services exclusive to campus and West Georgia housing only. “We will also be delivering until 4 a.m. every night of the week in order to cater to late night study sessions and any campus activities,” said Valerie. Unlike their other locations, the West Georgia location plans to open daily for lunch to offer daily student specials. Their Carrollton store will continue to provide delivery for the rest of Carrollton, excluding the West Georgia campus.
Chris and Valerie McEnery, the managers and business owners of Giovanni’s stores, opened the first Giovanni’s location in Carrollton on Sept. 6, 2006. They both have had past experience with managing restaurants in Las Vegas, where they’re originally from. They believe that the most important part of running a restaurant is, “good customer service and catering to the customer’s needs.” They have clearly catered to the needs of their customers with this convenient new location dedicated to good food and fast deliveries to West Georgia students.
Since their humble start in Carrollton, they have now grown to a location in Bowdon, GA and have also opened another in Bremen, GA. Growing to 4 locations within 8 years is a testament to the popularity of this dining establishment. With the expanding business, the owners are also providing more local jobs by welcoming applicants for all locations. The work hours are flexible, and applications can be dropped off at the Carrollton restaurant.
Giovanni’s aesthetically pleasing atmosphere is equipped with brick archways, tan walls and plenty of seating space – booths, tables, and bar seats facing the campus. They are also representing West Georgia with a logo below their establishment sign. The owners hope to accommodate student’s needs with speedy service, flexible delivery and dine-in hours, friendly staff, and a place where students can relax and enjoy a good meal.