Johnny Huntsman, the founder of iconic Louisiana-based “Johnny’s Pizza“, the chain known for its iconic “Sweep the Kitchen” pizza, has died. He was 77.

Huntsman died after a long illness, according to the Monroe News Star.


Huntsman created the pizza joint 50 years ago, building his pizza empire into numerous stores in Louisiana and other states. While there are only two locations in Baton Rouge and one in each of the Lafayette and New Orleans areas, in Huntsman’s home-base of North Louisiana, there are Johnny’s on more corners than CC’s or Starbucks. source

The famous “Sweep the Kitchen” is topped with virtually every topping possible.

Funeral services are Friday.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friend at this difficult time.