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Smalls Sliders® Signs Nine-Can Deal in Kansas City

One of QSR’s Fastest Growing Concepts Heats Up New Year Growth in the Midwest

February 08, 2024 // // KANSAS CITY - Smalls Sliders is adding to its already impressive 2024 roster, this time with a new franchise agreement slated for Kansas City. The agreement details nine units coming to the Kansas City metro area - encompassing cities in both Missouri and Kansas.

Mark Parretta, CEO of Genlumis, in partnership with his brother, is bringing this groundbreaking concept to Kansas City. The duo brings an established background in both the restaurant and automotive franchise industries and is keen to translate those skills into their new venture with Smalls Sliders.

“When I began learning about the concept and the immense growth they’ve driven in such a short time, I was blown away,” said Parretta. “The intentionally limited - yet delicious menu, alongside the brand’s unique appeal to a variety of guests were huge factors in our draw to the brand. We also had the opportunity to meet the Smalls Sliders team in Atlanta, and it’s clear that everyone involved is hungry for success and ready to make a massive impact on the industry with a high-quality product that’s fit to go global.”

The duo will bring a total of nine Smalls Sliders Cans across the Kansas City metro area, with the first projected to open in late 2024. While no sites have been secured yet, areas on both sides of the state line are being actively explored for development opportunities.

“Entrepreneurs nationwide have shown us their undivided enthusiasm for Smalls Sliders, and we’ve garnered distinct interest from operators in Kansas City and across the Midwest,” said Maria Rivera, CEO of Smalls Sliders. “Having operators on our side like Mark, who brings an established background in franchising, has primed us for continued expansion in both new and existing markets. I’m eager to see this kind of continued growth unfold in 2024 as we drop Cans in more communities than ever before.”

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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