In July, 1987, Dominic Carrino opened Dominic's Pizza. With no money to start, his sister, Sherry, sold her car for $200 and loaned it to Dominic. He bought a little cheese, pepperoni, flour and yeast, some pizza boxes, tomato sauce and spices - just enough to get his store opened. He bought the finest product available.
The first day, Dominic's Pizza grossed $50 from 9 a.m. to midnight; not much, but a start. Dominic saved every penny, and when the space behind him became available 2 years later, he opened JoJo's Sports Bar, named after his daughter, Stephanie Jo. He wanted a place where people could come to watch the blacked out Browns games. The very first game was an exhibition game between the Browns and NY Jets. People came from everywhere since JoJo's was the first sports bar in the area with a satellite dish. Hundreds of people piled in, sitting on the floor and standing shoulder to shoulder. JoJo's was on it's way.