The Alabama-born BBQ veterans behind Moe’s Original BBQ will draw in the finest of Franklin’s food enthusiasts with smoky southern roots and famous southern taste, opening April 15 in Cool Springs, TN.
Keeping food in the forefront has made Moe’s 23 other locations thrive across the country. Starting in Colorado in 2001, the taste of the classic Moe’s Pulled Pork Sandwich became a sensation in Alabama, Georgia, Maine, and North Carolina.
Although the chain began out west in Vail, Colorado, the guys’ original visions of southern roots revival never faded. First joining together in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama, owners Mike Fernandez, Jeff Kennedy, and Ben Gilbert began Moe’s Original with one focus in mind: good ole’ southern barbeque.
And now the trio brings their southern roots movement to the heart of Cool Springs TN.
“This fits Nashville perfectly,” said one of the new Cool Springs BBQ location’s co-owners Alston Noah. Nashvillians can expect an atmosphere that sings, according to their website, “all things Southern: BBQ, blues, college football, and whisky.”
Although pulled pork is the passion of the smoke pit, Moe’s encourages adventurous appetites. Smoked chicken and turkey, ribs, fried catfish, banana pudding, marinated cole slaw, and baked beans are just a few of the menu items promising to curb the heartiest appetite.
Moe’s guarantees to blend perfectly with Nashville’s known love for food and music, according to Noah: “The food is in the forefront at Moe’s Original, but we kept with the entertaining vibe of our other locations by offering five flat-screen TVs and a full premium bar that will include local specialty draft beers. Additionally, we will have live music.”
Southern heritage and hospitality re-enter the Cool Springs area with the chain’s 24th location, which will open on 9050 Carothers Pkwy Franklin, TN 37067 in the former Franklin Bistro building.