In addition, the metro Atlanta locations will also feature new menu items and specials throughout the year, including the Zesto's Spicy 70th Steakburger. The sandwich is made with a five-ounce steak burger, Palmetto Cheese brand jalapeno-pimiento cheese, bacon, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato and locally-made Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q sauce. A mango milkshake was added to the menu recently.
John Livaditis, who was also the founder of Big John’s Christmas Trees, started Zesto Atlanta as a walk-up ice cream stand on Peachtree Road across from Brookwood Station. The menu was expanded in the 1950s, with items including the “Foot Long” hot dog and the Chubby Decker, a double-decker cheeseburger. John’s son Jimbo serves as the company’s CEO.