In 2015 Nashville got what most people had to travel to New Orleans to enjoy — its very own Cochon Butcher. Today, Nashville Scene reported that the Nashville outpost of Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski’s well-loved sandwich destination, located in Germantown, will close.
The report offered this analysis of the closure:
It’s hard to believe that Cochon Butcher, which has displayed consistently good quality since opening, would suffer from a lack of diners, but Germantown is tricky. Destination restaurants have done well in that area...but the foot traffic that can be beneficial for fast-casual concepts is spotty. One source described Cochon as doing a solid lunch business but said that dinner could be challenging.
Cochon Butcher opened its original location in New Orleans’ Warehouse District in 2009. It attempted an expansion to Lafayette in 2013, but that closed after a year. The owners thought that it had to do with a dependence on personnel at the original location. The Nashville location, a partnership with Fresh Hospitality, was supposed to solve that issue. Now, everyone is back to square one — traveling to New Orleans to have a little Cochon Butcher. But, that’s not the worse thing in the world.
UPDATE: Vui’s Kitchen, a fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant operated by the same restaurant group will take over Cochon Butcher’s space in Nashville.
- Sources: Cochon Butcher in Germantown to Close [NASHVILLE SCENE]
- Vui’s Kitchen Is Replacing Cochon Butcher in Germantown [Eater Nashville]