10 Restaurants We’re Looking Forward to Opening in 2018

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8. Grilled Cheeserie

It became official just a few weeks ago: Nashville food truck and restaurant The Grilled Cheeserie is coming to downtown Franklin.

Restaurant ownership group Fresh Hospitality purchased 334 Main Street in 2016, and then tenants HeyDay gift store and Inspirations on Main closed in the spring.

By January, permits had been filed to start renovating the building into a restaurant.

However, there is no timeline for when the restaurant will open except for a target of sometime in 2018. The building is split into two large sides, which separated the former tenants’ stores.

The Grilled Cheeserie, which features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and other melts, has been on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. They were also featured on The Cooking Channel’s Eat St., voted Best Food Truck in The Nashville Scene and The Tennessean six years running, and were listed #3 on Mobile-Cuisine’s 2015 Top 10 Most Influential Food Trucks, #7 on thedailymeal.com’s 101 Best Food Trucks in America in 2015, and were recently honored with the 2016 Chairman’s Award for Small Businesses by the Nashville Business Incubation Center.

Fresh Hospitality is the parent company for 18 restaurant brands, such as The Grilled Cheeserie, Biscuit Love, which is opening a new location in downtown Franklin, I Love Juice Bar, Martin’s BBQ, Panini Petes, Taziki’s, Big Bad Breakfast, Cochon Butcher, Tellini’s Italiano, Little Donkey, Saigon Noodle House and more.