In Texas, where residents boast that “everything is bigger,” can a restaurant chain selling 3-inch sandwiches really hope to thrive?
Apparently, it can. Michigan-based Savvy Sliders has announced plans to expand its franchise into the Lone Star State and will soon debut its first Texas location in San Antonio. Restaurant openings in Dallas and Houston will follow later this summer. The Dallas franchise will be located at 4818 Greenville Avenue, CultureMap Dallas reported.
The fast-casual restaurant’s signature item is — you guessed it — sliders, the miniature-sized sandwiches that can be made up of almost anything. At Savvy Sliders, the gourmet slider options come in every stripe: Angus beef, fried chicken, spicy grilled chicken, English cod, and steakhouse ribeye. There is even a vegetarian-friendly falafel slider.
The company claims that “Savvy Sliders is a perfect match to bring its bigger, better, bolder sliders to this great state,” according to its press release.
“Savvy Sliders is reimagining the slider experience for consumers across America. We believe our products and services are providing the quick service category with ‘More 2 Love,'” said Mark Wolok, the company’s vice president of business development.
In addition to sliders, the restaurant’s menu offers other types of fare, including chicken wings, chicken tenders, salads, and an assortment of sides: seasoned fries, onion rings, cheese curds, chili cheese fries, and sweet potato fries. To satisfy a sweet tooth, customers can choose from several flavors of hand-spun custard shakes.
A few Savvy Slider locations also offer a breakfast menu featuring typical breakfast-sandwich items in miniaturized slider form.
For those wondering about the calorie content of all these offerings, the company has provided nutritional information on its website so that Savvy customers can be savvy consumers.
Savvy Sliders currently has 35 franchise locations — most of them in Michigan — and claims to be America’s fastest-growing slider brand. Breaking into the Texas market opens up a realm of opportunities for potential franchisees looking to bring something new to the table.
The company’s mission is to “provide advancement and ownership possibilities for hardworking individuals,” according to the press release.
“It’s vital that we collaborate with talented operators and offer them the opportunity and support to become restaurant owners within this rapidly growing market,” said Milton Treviño, the franchise area representative for the Texas market.