Drew Brees invests in restaurant business
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has put more money in the restaurant business with an investment in Smalls Sliders, a new fast-food burger joint.
Smalls, according to a press release, will be "focusing exclusively on craveable, premium slider burgers as the main dish." All meals will be cooked to order in an open kitchen.
The restaurants will be inside recycled shipping containers, which will allow them to be built quickly. Smalls will only offer drive-through and walk-up service. Although the restaurants will not have dining rooms, they will have outdoor tables.
The first Smalls will open this summer in Baton Rouge at 4343 Nicholson Drive near Tigerland. Smalls plans to expand across the country.
Brandon Landry, a founder of the sports bar chain Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, is also an investor in Smalls. Brees became a partner in Walk-On’s in 2015. The quarterback also owns Jimmy John’s sandwich franchises in New Orleans and on the North Shore, invested in the food delivery service Waitr and announced plans to expand Dunkin Donuts throughout Louisiana.