The daytime café will open Friday off Carothers Parkway in Franklin
First Watch Restaurants, the popular Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch concept, today announced it will open its second Franklin restaurant on Friday, March 18, with two more Nashville-area openings planned for April. The new restaurant will open at 7 a.m. at 1000 Meridian Blvd., Ste. 118, off Carothers Parkway in a space that formerly operated as The Egg & I, which was purchased by First Watch in May 2015. The company plans to open two more First Watch restaurants in the following weeks in Brentwood and Murfreesboro.
The new restaurant in the Cool Springs area will be the 33-year-old company’s fifth First Watch in the Nashville area and will employ about 25 people. Customers of the restaurant will be among the first to sample the eatery’s fresh, new menu, which debuted in the company’s other Nashville-area First Watch restaurants in early March.
“We brought First Watch to Nashville in 2011, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have seen incredible success during those five years,” said Chris Tomasso, president of First Watch. “Our decision to focus on Nashville in 2016 as a hub for growth and development for the company was an easy one. It’s a vibrant city full of culture, and our customers here have been unbelievably receptive to our innovative menu philosophy and our commitment to trending dishes and high-quality, fresh ingredients.”
First Watch’s curated menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and inventive offerings made to order using farm fresh ingredients. It includes items such as Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The new restaurant in Cool Springs will offer healthy, flavorful favorites like house-made granola and pico de gallo, organic greens, house-roasted vegetables, cage-free eggs and 100% fresh-squeezed orange juice as well as more indulgent, traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings.
The First Watch on Meridian Boulevard will also offer options from the restaurant’s Fresh Juice Bar, juiced in-house daily using fresh fruits and vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. The restaurant will serve its exclusive Sunrise Select Premium Blend Coffee, made from slow-roasted, hand-selected, high-grown coffee beans from mountains across North, Central and South America, by the pot.
The new First Watch will open with the restaurant’s latest interior design, which combines farm fresh elements with a high-energy, urban vibe.
First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also offers customers complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
For First Watch franchise information, please visit http://www.firstwatch.com/franchise/.
First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch offers traditional favorites, such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads, and unique specialty items like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast and the Chickichanga. First Watch was named a 2015 Top Consumer Pick by Nation’s Restaurant News and has received other recognition including being named a 2013 “Next 20” Emerging Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News and a 2014 Top Franchise Value by FSR Magazine. First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the U.S. with more than 280 restaurants in 26 states, including more than 135 First Watch restaurants, 115 The Egg & I Restaurants, 17 The Good Egg restaurants and one Bread & Company restaurant in Nashville (with another one under construction). For more information, visit firstwatch.com.