What Are Shakey’s Mojo Potatoes?

They are an exceptionally popular staple at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor – a California landmark and the first franchised pizza restaurant chain in the United States.

In 1954, Sherwood “Shakey” Johnson opened the first Shakey’s Pizza Parlor in a remodeled grocery store in Sacramento, California. Originally established as “Ye Public House” for pizza & beer, Johnson indulged his passion for Dixieland jazz by adding live ragtime music featuring banjos and player pianos throughout his rapidly expanding franchise. As the concept caught on, the Shakey’s name became synonymous with slogans such as the “World’s Greatest Pizza” and “You can feed your face at any old place, but you can warm your heart at Shakey’s.”


Mojo potatoes came into their own as a cornerstone of Shakey’s signature Bunch of Lunch Buffet: a daily all you can eat pizza, chicken, Mojo potato, and salad extravaganza. Mojo potatoes are sliced Idaho baking potatoes, lightly battered with a secret flour, spice and herb mixture, deep fried to a golden brown.

On the nutrition side: 1 serving of 5 Mojo’s (slices) comes in at 216 calories, with 103 of those calories coming from fat. These tasty spuds tantalize your taste buds with 11.4 grams of total fat (2.18 grams saturated and 3.33 grams trans), almost 550 grams of sodium, and 26 grams of carbs. They also contain zero cholesterol, zero sugar, and have almost 3 grams of (both) fiber and protein.