Smalls Sliders® Signs 5-Can Agreement in Houston with Established Multi-Brand Operators
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Smalls Sliders® Signs 5-Can Agreement in Houston with Established Multi-Brand Operators

Industry-Disrupting Slider Concept Expands Texas Footprint, 50+ Cans Under Development Across the State

January 29, 2024 // // HOUSTON - Smalls Sliders, the innovative cheeseburger slider brand, is continuing its impressive Southeast expansion with 5 Cans coming to Houston alongside franchise operators Lisa Albert and Steve Cavaliere.

Albert is a highly accomplished franchisee with an 18-year background in the restaurant industry, including previous ownership of 41 Pizza Hut restaurants and 67 Hardee’s. Cavaliere is the key operator of 14 Pizza Hut locations and has over 35 years in the restaurant industry with extensive experience in growing companies and developing restaurants for Pizza Hut, McCalister’s Deli, Surf N Chicken and more.

“It is incredibly exciting to join the Smalls Sliders brand. The concept is reshaping the entire landscape of the QSR industry, and as someone who has been in the restaurant business for many years, you don’t see this kind of buzz about a concept very often. Ownership with Smalls Sliders allows me to build a business based on my know-how in burgers and operations,” said Albert. “Steve is super pumped to sign his first deal as a franchisee with such an incredible brand as Small Sliders. We look forward to this phase of our restaurant journey with Smalls Sliders and dropping as many cans as possible.”

The duo aims to open their first Can in Q3 of 2024 with the remaining 4 locations to follow. Albert and Cavaliere are actively exploring potential development site opportunities in the Pasadena, Baytown, Mont Belvieu, Summerwood, Deer Park and East Houston areas.

“We’ve set the stage for a fantastic year in 2024, and this latest agreement with Lisa and Steve only furthers our incredible development efforts,” said Maria Rivera, CEO of Smalls Sliders. “We’re proud to work with seasoned operators like Lisa and Steve who recognize the impact our brand is having on the industry. We’re confident that this agreement will allow us to elevate the Smalls Sliders brand in the Houston market and contribute to further growth nationwide.”

Smalls Sliders opened its first signature ‘Smorange™’ colored Can in 2019. Since its inception, Smalls Sliders has disrupted the QSR industry with its stacked leadership team and robust development pipeline, furthering its rapid growth trajectory with more than 160 Cans open or under development. The brand continues to garner high-level industry recognition, with Nation’s Restaurant News featuring Smalls Sliders in its “Breakout Brands of 2023”, and QSR Magazine ranking the brand in its annual QSR 50 Contenders list. Other accolades include ranking on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top New & Emerging Franchises” list in 2023.

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About Smalls Sliders

Smalls Sliders is one of the fastest-growing brands in the restaurant industry, specializing exclusively in fresh, cooked-to-order cheeseburger sliders that are small in size but big in taste. Equipped with a streamlined drive-thru, walk-up window and unique modular buildout, the Atlanta-based brand is headed towards nationwide growth with locations opening across the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and West Coast. These expansion plans are spearheaded by Smalls Sliders’ stacked leadership team, each bringing numerous decades of restaurant experience to the table. Smalls Sliders is the brainchild of restaurateur visionary Brandon Landry and is backed by industry veterans, 10 Point Capital, and former NFL star Drew Brees, as investors. For more information on how Smalls Sliders is the biggest thing to happen to burgers since buns, visit

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