Karvelas celebrates grand opening, gets long line of customers

Published 5:51 pm Thursday, May 31, 2018

The line at Karvelas Pizza Company Saturday showed a lot of people were excited about the restaurant’s new location in Hogansville. Co-owner Manny Karvelas said visitors had a two-hour wait after the restaurant’s ribbon cutting due to the high turnout.

“It was a real positive sign for us, and we were excited about it,” Karvelas said. “The grand opening was a huge success.”

The Hogansville restaurant moved from its location on Neighbors Street. Karvelas said they had operated at the location for four years.

With the move, the restaurant is now open seven days a week for lunch and dinner instead of five days a week during dinner hours.

“With the expanded operating days and expanded hours, we feel like it’s really improved our business,” Karvelas said. “I think just the fact that we’re in a newer, larger establishment has improved business as well. It feels great. We’ve been working toward this for about eight months.”

Karvelas said they anticipate the restaurant’s success to continue as they continue to improve.

“We still have a lot to do,” Karvelas said. “We basically just opened, but there’s still a lot more to come with Karvelas in terms of improvements, expansion at this facility specifically. So far, it’s been great.”

Karvelas is located at 104 Commerce Street in Hogansville. It is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

“It feels great to finally be in, and we’re excited,” Karvelas said. “Our families are excited, employees are excited, and our customers seemed excited.”