Smalls Sliders® to Drop Its Next Can at Clearview City Center in Metairie
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Smalls Sliders® to Drop Its Next Can at Clearview City Center in Metairie

Entrepreneurs and Franchise Investors Drew Brees, Jason Loerzel and Ben Smith Sign Newest Lease for Metro New Orleans

June 29, 2023 // // METAIRIE, La. - Smalls Sliders announced today the signed lease of its newest location at Clearview City Center in Metairie, Louisiana.

The next Can is part of a four-unit agreement with former pro football NFL quarterback Drew Brees, who is an investor in Smalls Sliders as well as a franchisee. Jason Loerzel and Ben Smith, Brees’ franchise partners and former college football teammates, will also join him as co-owners.

Dropping in the fourth quarter of 2023, the opening of Smalls Sliders Metairie at a high-profile, mixed-use complex like Clearview City Center signifies the appeal of the brand to premier shopping center developers. This new Can is slated for Louisiana in Lafayette, West Monroe, Gonzales and a fifth location in Baton Rouge, as well as in Flowood, Mississippi.

“I invested in Smalls Sliders because I love not only the food, but the overall experience the brand brings to its guests,” said Brees.

Alongside Brees, Loerzel and Smith, Melissa Kernaghan will oversee the Can’s squad of employees and manage the day-to-day activities as the Metairie location’s operations director. Combined, they bring more than a decade of restaurant and franchise industry experience to the table with concepts such as Jimmy John’s, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, Everbowl, Stretch Zone and more.

“Clearview City Center has undergone a significant transformation over the past several years, with our vision for a premier mixed-use destination in Metairie quickly becoming a reality,” said Thomas Richards, Clearview City Center Managing Partner.

The transaction was brokered by Charlie Colvin of Momentum Commercial Real Estate representing Smalls Sliders and Kirsten Early and Stephanie Hilferty with SRSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc., exclusive representative of Clearview City Center. 

Smalls Sliders currently has locations open throughout Louisiana, including Baton Rouge (Bluebonnet and Nicholson), Prairieville, Thibodaux, Shreveport, Slidell, Denham Springs and Marrero.

Smalls Sliders offers guests the chance to indulge their inner child through menu items like the classic slider, seasoned waffle fries, or a selection of milkshakes for a sweet treat.

SOURCE Smalls Sliders


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