Chris Lilly

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer is co-owner of West Egg Café, The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, The Canteen, and Wood’s Chapel BBQ (late 2018) in Atlanta.  She graduated from Duke University and the University of Michigan Law School and practiced law in Atlanta before switching gears to follow her dreams of opening a café that would foster community in a burgeoning neighborhood — opening West Egg in 2004 in Westside Atlanta. In 2013, Jennifer and her husband Ben, along with partners Todd Ginsberg and Shelley Sweet, opened The General Muir. The General Muir received a number of awards in its first year, including Atlanta Magazine “Restaurant of the Year,” Eater Atlanta “Restaurant of the Year,” and Bon Appetit “50 Best New Restaurants.” In late 2014, the partners opened Fred’s Meat & Bread and Yalla at Krog Street Market. The Georgia Restaurant Association presented the four partners its 2014 award for Restaurateurs of the Year.

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