Smalls Sliders, the trending cheeseburger slider concept founded by Brandon Landry, is opening its latest Can in Metairie on February 1.
The new location is owned by Drew Brees, Jason Loezel and Ben Smith. Drew is an early investor in the industry-disrupting QSR brand. The Metairie Can is situated at 4580 Veterans Blvd and features convenient drive-thru and walk-up ordering options. The grand opening will be celebrated with an official ribbon cutting hosted by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m on February 1. Plus, the first 100 guests will receive a coveted pair of free Smalls-branded slides.
“We’ve seen the excitement surrounding the Smalls brand, and it has only heightened around our grand opening,” says Melissa Kernaghan, director of operations at Boilermaker Ventures and local operator of the Smalls Sliders in Metairie. “Smalls has become a staple within Louisiana communities, and people truly feel connected to the brand. We aim to continue building upon the Smalls fanbase within Metairie and look forward to becoming an integral part of people’s lives.”
This is Brees’ first Smalls Sliders location and is the first of 40 Can openings slated for 2024 across the Southeast, with additional Cans opening in Gonzales and Siegen in the coming months.
“Drew has been an integral part of Smalls Sliders since its inception, and we are thrilled to celebrate his first Can opening,” says Maria Rivera, CEO of Smalls Sliders. “His passion and commitment to our vision and values have been a driving force of our growth and brand culture, and we are proud to partner with him in Metairie and beyond.”
Smalls Sliders opened its first signature ‘Smorange’ colored Can in 2019. Since its inception, Smalls Sliders has disrupted the quick-service 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 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.