A Home-Grown Pizza Business Breathes New Life into a Struggling Neighborhood
Tennessee State graduates EJ Reed, Derrick Moore and Clint Gray pooled their money at the time, which totaled less than $3000, and started a pizza restaurant in an unlikely place. They opened “Slim and Husky’s” in North Nashville, where 40 percent of residents live in poverty. Reed, Moore and Gray hoped that opening a business would provide nearby jobs for the unemployed and revitalize this impoverished area. Their plan is working. Aside from providing jobs, the business is thriving—they're now selling 1,000 pizzas a day.