In the dynamic world of fast food, Smalls Sliders, the trending cheeseburger slider concept, has achieved a significant milestone by selling out development territories across Louisiana. This exciting development comes as a result of a multi-unit agreement with the experienced development group, Jay Tee Holdings LLC. The deal, which covers five locations across Louisiana and Texas, underscores Smalls Sliders’ rapid expansion and growing popularity in the Southeastern United States.
Smalls Sliders, known for its mouthwatering cheeseburger sliders, first gained popularity in Louisiana and has been making waves with over 100 locations currently in development. This latest agreement will bring Smalls Sliders to cities like Lake Charles and Sulphur, LA, as well as the Texas Golden Triangle and Beaumont, TX.
Jay Tee Holdings LLC is composed of three long-time friends, Todd Touchet, Rob Carter, and Jonathan “JP” Perry. This dynamic trio brings a wealth of professional experience to their operations with Smalls Sliders, spanning dental practice management, public accountancy, legal, and elected service. Drawn to the brand for its proven business model, irresistible cheeseburger sliders, and industry leadership, the team is excited to apply its diverse skill sets to its operations with Smalls Sliders.
Maria Rivera, CEO of Smalls Sliders, expressed her excitement, stating, “This signed agreement marks a pivotal milestone for the Smalls Sliders brand as we’ve officially sold out our first state. It’s amazing to see such a significant achievement be reached so early on in our growth journey, and it is thanks to such esteemed professionals like this trio who have allowed us to do so. Todd, Rob, and JP all have extensive experience in a variety of fields that will support their operations with Smalls Sliders, and we look forward to supporting them as they begin developing their locations across Texas and Louisiana.”
The development group plans to open its first Smalls Sliders location in late spring of 2024, with the remaining four locations slated to open in the following years. Their enthusiasm for joining Smalls Sliders aligns with the concept’s ongoing expansion throughout the Southeast and its eventual nationwide presence.
Todd Touchet shared his enthusiasm for the venture, saying, “Rob, JP, and I were immediately attracted to the business opportunity that Smalls Sliders presented. We wanted to be a part of something new, exciting, and different. And how can you not be excited to work with leaders like Brandon and Maria and the amazing team they have put together? The concept offers a unique experience and a premium product for guests with its limited menu. After meeting the entire Smalls Sliders Squad, we immediately knew this brand was going to be something big. Their team has helped make this process seamless, and we are thrilled to play a part in the brand’s early expansion and bring its cheeseburger sliders to new communities across Louisiana and Texas.”
Smalls Sliders made its debut in 2019 and has rapidly expanded to nine locations throughout Louisiana, with over 100 more in the development pipeline. The brand has garnered significant industry recognition, earning a spot on QSR magazine’s “40/40 List for 2022: America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals” and its 2023 QSR 50 Contenders list. Other accolades include Nation’s Restaurant News naming the brand as one of the publication’s “Breakout Brands of 2023,” in addition to ranking on this year’s Entrepreneur magazine “Top New & Emerging Franchises” list.
For those hungry for more information on Smalls Sliders, please visit www.smallssliders.com.
About Smalls Sliders
Smalls Sliders was born from the visionary mind of Founder Brandon Landry, with former NFL quarterback Drew Brees joining as an initial investor, and is backed by industry veterans at 10 Point Capital. The quick-service restaurant specializes exclusively in craveable premium cheeseburger sliders, with each meal prepared to order. Smalls Sliders offers both drive-thru and popular walk-up experiences, serviced from a unique modular construction design that provides real estate flexibility and allows for the rapid construction of new restaurants. The brand places a strong emphasis on community service in the areas where it operates. For more information, visit www.smallssliders.com.
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