In 1988, John Marovich was a young and ambitious college student working as a server at San Pedro Cafe. One day, John, who is a native of San Pedro, mentioned to his boss and the owner of SPC, that he would someday love to open a restaurant himself. Shortly after this conversation, John's boss decided to put the restaurant up for sale, and John thought he was going to soon be out of a job.
Through a surprising and fortunate turn of events, the deal fell through and John's boss offered him the chance to buy SPC instead! With endless determination and a tireless work ethic, John successfully purchased SPC and has owned and managed this popular cafe ever since.