Slim & Husky’s opening its first Williamson County location inside The Factory at Franklin
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2023) — The Factory at Franklin today announced that popular Nashville-based restaurant chain Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria will start construction at the historic mixed-use development this winter and plans to bring its hip-hop-inspired menu of artisanal pizzas and craft beer to Williamson County in early summer 2024.
To celebrate its expansion into Franklin, Slim & Husky’s is partnering with Williamson County Schools to host a free lunch and learn session on November 13 for students enrolled at the district’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, which provides high school students with opportunities to earn school credits while gaining hands-on experience in starting a small business.
A Slim & Husky’s food truck will be parked outside The Factory’s entrance facing Liberty Pike for lunchtime on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“Slim & Husky’s dedication to investing in their communities and the lives of their neighbors makes it a natural fit for The Factory at Franklin,” said Allen Arender, a partner and senior vice president of development at Holladay Properties. “They’ve set the standard for what a business can achieve while also raising the tide for those around them, and we’re grateful that they’re bringing that vision to Franklin.”
“The Slim + Husky’s Team is excited about our latest move to Franklin,” said Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Clint Gray. “As a brand created to serve the community, it is exciting to be a part of The Factory at Franklin where we have such great neighbors. Our team is looking forward to meeting new friends, families, and pizza lovers throughout Williamson County.”
Friends and co-founders Clint Gray, Derrick Moore, and EJ Reed created Slim & Husky’s in 2015 to turn their entrepreneurial energy into a catalyst for social change. Nearly every facet of Slim & Husky’s, including the names of menu items like Rony, Roni, Rone and Big Poppa Pizza, is inspired by the trio’s passion for promoting the arts and giving back to the community.
Slim & Husky’s currently operates 15 dine-in and carry-out locations across Tennessee, Georgia, and California along with catering service and nationwide delivery. It was named a 2023 semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restauranteur award.
Construction and opening timeline updates can be found online at factoryatfranklin.com.
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About The Factory at Franklin
Originally built in 1929, The Factory at Franklin served its surrounding community as a manufacturing hub before transforming into a vibrant mixed dining, retail, and entertainment center. Located just 20 miles south of Nashville in the picturesque city of Franklin, Tennessee, The Factory spans a historic 20-acre campus featuring dozens of locally owned shops, restaurants, and art venues alongside a variety of event spaces available for weddings, conferences, and more. The Factory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and has been owned and operated by Holladay Properties since 2021. Plan your visit online at factoryatfranklin.com.
About Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria
Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is a fast-casual and gourmet pizza joint serving up artisan pizzas and unique cinnamon rolls made with locally sourced ingredients. It’s a hip-hop-inspired spot founded by three Nashville natives who aim to invigorate less touched areas of the community through employment opportunities and accessible dining experiences including locally brewed craft beer and innovative pizza creations. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria offers build-your-own pizzas, take-out services, and delivery through third-party vendors. When the owners aren’t perfecting their product, they are hosting community events and participating in speaking engagements at local schools, nonprofits, small businesses, and organizations.