Johnny's Pizza has come a long way, tossing and turning the area's favorite pizza without fail day after day. "It's been quite a run," Johnny Huntsman, founder and chairman of the board emeritus, said. "We started out small, grew rapidly, had to restructure and now we're enjoying a nice, steady pace." After college in Iowa in the 1960s, Huntsman returned home and worked as an assistant coach at West Monroe High School and then as a sales representative at what is now Graphic Packaging International, also in West Monroe. He had always wanted to go into business for himself. But the only thing he knew at the time was how to make one heck of a pizza. He had learned that working at a pizza place while in college.