A full house at Tina Dickson's pizza shop on Ingleside Avenue is nothing new, but Saturday, many of the customers came to celebrate.
"We're here for the 20th anniversary," said regular customer, Leslie Dixon. "Just keep doing what you're doing, Tina."
Dickson says what she's been doing is delivering good food, at good prices, with good service, starting with the very first customers.
"My first customers were these two little boys," said Dickson, "Rich and Jesse. They rode their bicycles in front of the building for about a hour and a half because they had to be our first customers."
Dickson says at the age of 29, she jumped into the pizza business because she was unhappy with her full time job. The business soon took off, becoming a staple in Macon and beyond.
"People outside of Macon always know about Ingleside Village pizza, and yes, it's a huge part of the community," said Dixon.
"We've been lucky," said Dickson. "I have won all the foodie awards for best pizza, most of the 11th Hour awards for best pizza."
The awards are great, but she says the makes it a point to gauge her success by her customers.
"Everyday there's somebody who hasn't been here before," she said. "I make sure they come back and tell me what they think, and it's been all good."