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Resolution RS2019-114

A Resolution honoring Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria for winning the National Cheese Pizza contest on Good Morning America.

WHEREAS, Tennessee State University grads and childhood friends, Emmanuel “EJ” Reed, Clint Gray, and Derrick Moore started Nashville-based pizza and beer restaurant, Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria in March of 2017; and

WHEREAS, Slim & Husky’s Beeria is a hip hop-inspired restaurant founded by three Nashville natives who aim to invigorate urban communities through employment opportunities and accessible dining experiences including locally brewed craft beer and innovative pizza creations; and

WHEREAS, the concept for Slim and Husky’s was born out of a garage back in August 2015, and they used the space to work on their product for two years before going public, conducting taste tests with residents in the neighborhood and Chef Jason Williams to perfect the dough, cheese and sauce. This led to the eatery’s tag line: P.R.E.A.M. (pizza rules everything around me), that was taken from the Wu-Tang Clan and serves as a guideline for the restaurant; and

WHEREAS, in order to keep their business running like a well-oiled machine, the trio makes sure to keep their friendship as the utmost priority and keep egos in the background; and

WHEREAS, Slim & Husky’s has opened multiple locations around Nashville and Atlanta, creating jobs and bringing food options to underserved communities; and

WHEREAS, the Slim & Husky’s model uses pizza as a vehicle to change communities – targeting those that are considered “food deserts” or who are lacking in investment – and are working on future restaurants in Chattanooga, Memphis, Birmingham, Austin, and Louisville; and

WHEREAS, these three men represent home-grown talent from Nashville who are making their mark nationally, bringing quality food and employment opportunities focused on empowering and engaging the surrounding community; and

WHEREAS, in September 2019, the three appeared on Good Morning America as part of National Cheese Pizza Day, where they took home top honors for their five-cheese pizza, named the best cheese pizza by the judges; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that Slim & Husky’s be recognized for winning best cheese pizza nationally and for serving pizza and uplifting the community in the Nashville area.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as honoring Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria for winning the National Cheese Pizza contest on Good Morning America and for creating jobs and food options in underserved areas.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this resolution to be presented to Clint Gray, Emmanuel “EJ” Reed, and Derrick Moore.

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Joy Styles, Sharon Hurt, Sean Parker, Burkley Allen, Zulfat Suara

Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedNovember 19, 2019

Adopted:November 19, 2019

ApprovedNovember 22, 2019

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 11/25/2019 9:09 AM