NOLA's Cochon Butcher coming to Nashville
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Cochon Butcher, a popular sandwich and butcher shop in New Orleans, will open a new location in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. The new restaurant is expected to create 26 to 32 new jobs.
Cochon Butcher is a fast-casual spin-off of the upscale Cochon in New Orleans, founded by Donald Link, five-time winner of the James Beard Award. The new Nashville Cochon Butcher will open as a partnership between Link Restaurant Group and Fresh Hospitality Group. The partners previously worked together to open the Fatback Pig Project, a meat processing plant in Eva, Alabama, that supplies Cochon Butcher with bacon, ham, Cajun sausages and other cured meats made from heritage hogs sustainably grown. The company is working to expand production of its processed meats to sell to upscale retail grocers such as Whole Foods.
Link revealed plans for the New Orleans-based staff to open the new location and train local Nashville personnel. Renovation work will begin in the fall to prepare an 11,000-square-foot building that formerly housed a theater in Germantown. The restaurant is expected to open early next year.