The Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria Scoop
Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is a fast casual and gourmet pizza joint serving up artisan pizzas and unique cinnamon rolls made with locally sourced ingredients. It’s a hip hop-inspired spot founded by three Nashville natives who aim to invigorate less touched areas of the community through employment opportunities and accessible dining experiences including locally brewed craft beer and innovative pizza creations. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria offers build your own pizzas, take out services, and delivery through third party vendors.
When the owners aren’t perfecting their product, they are hosting community events and participating in speaking engagements at local schools, nonprofits, small businesses, and organizations.
About Our Founders
Betty Marshall is a dynamic leader and team builder with a proven 25+ year track record of success in the hospitality industry. As the former Vice President of Operations/Regional General Manager for Sam’s Club, Marshall was responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of 140 Sam’s Club stores located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. She has also served as Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of The Phoenix Restaurant Group, as well as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations. When she isn’t finding ways to make Slim & Husky’s the best company it can be, she enjoys trying new restaurants around Nashville, TN with her daughter.
We want to provide a quality product for a decent price to the community.
Co-founder and Vice President, Clint Gray, is a former Tennessee State University (TSU) football player and entrepreneur who knows a good pizza when he bites into one. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the TSU Econ/Finance department and an MBA from TSU in Supply Chain Management, Gray teamed up with childhood friends E.J. Reed and Derrick Moore to start The Green Truck Moving & Storage Company. Together, they grew the company from three employees to 45 and transitioned from a low-budget startup to an eco-friendly business along the way.
He counts opening the first Slim & Husky’s restaurant in his North Nashville neighborhood among the group’s biggest accomplishments. His favorite Slim & Husky’s pizza is hands down the Rony! Roni! Rone!
What better place to create change and be an example than your own neighborhood.
Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, E.J. Reed, is an experienced financial analyst and the “man behind the numbers” at Slim & Husky’s. Reed completed his B.B.A. in Economics and Finance before acquiring an M.B.A. from Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business. As the “slim” in Slim & Husky’s, Reed is the focal point of a running joke between the three owners. Growing up, Gray and Moore had to shop in the husky section of stores while Reed was free to wear just about anything. Together, the trio built, grew, and sold The Green Truck Moving & Storage Company for 7 figures before starting Slim & Husky’s.
Their venture has allowed Reed and co-owners Moore and Gray to live out their dream of providing an impact to underserved communities near and far. At the end of a long day crunching numbers, Reed likes a slice of California Love with shrimp on top.
We just want to be a part of this street as much as possible and continue to develop and have a footprint in this community.
Co-founder and President, Derrick Moore, is a seasoned operations manager and former Tennessee State University (TSU) football player with successful startup experience mirroring his cohorts, Gray and Reed. He graduated from TSU with a bachelor’s degree in political science and studied at the Nashville School of Law. Before co-founding Slim & Husky’s, Moore was Director of Operations for The Green Truck Moving & Storage Company until he, Reed, and Gray sold the company to begin their passion project: serving up quality pizza in a hip-hop-inspired atmosphere.
For Moore, the ability to provide a substantial number of jobs to his North Nashville neighborhood and beyond is the most critical part of their mission with Slim & Husky’s. If he could choose any Slim & Husky’s pizza to devour, he’d pick the Cee No Green.
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