07 August 2009
Friday Night Slice, Part 17
Brothers' Pizza Company
Every pizza place you'll visit strives to have the best pizza in town, but Brothers' Pizza Company has a different mission: they serve "pizza with a purpose." Brothers' Pizza pledges to donate 100% of their proceeds to faith-based organizations.
Founder Devin Cundall had enjoyed a successful run in the internet industry as CIO of local real estate database powerhouse RealTracs. He decided to take a few years off and spend time with his family doing missions work around the world, visiting countries such as Sri Lanka and India. When they returned, they decided to open a new kind of businesstry (business + ministry) - "creating business to help fund community outreach and development." Choosing the name based on the concept of all men being brothers in Christ, Cundall and his family opened Brothers' Pizza Company, supporting such organizations as Against the Grain, Franktown Open Hearts, Compassion International and locally-based African Leadership. Photos of their travels are displayed in the restaurant:
So, how is the pizza?
Brothers' Pizza Company serves New York-style, hand tossed pizzas using a homemade sauce and fresh cut ingredients. Each pizza is made to order and ours arrived piping hot (seriously, straight out of the oven hot) at our table.
The basic tomato sauce had a good flavor: it was a rich, sweeter sauce with tasty tangy pops in places. The crust was thicker than most New York pies, but it was wonderfully dense to the edge then rolled under, creating a few little air pockets. The taste was excellent with a good crunchy bite on the bottom.
They weren't overly generous on the cheese, leaving just a medium pull-away. It was a good, solid cheese that certainly beats the chains but it wasn't anything spectacular. The pepperoni fell into the same ho-hum category, predictably tasting like the pepperoni slices I've had all over town.
At first, I would have given the pie an average review, noting the highlights of the sauce and crust. But with each bite I took, I found myself liking the pizza more and more. Hmmm. The restaurant itself was very clean with a friendly, helpful staff. I'll definitely visit again and certainly recommend that you give it a try as well.
Brothers' Pizza Company
1441 New Hwy 96 W, Franklin, TN 37064 (map)
Dine In, Delivery, Carry Out and Catering
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Friday Night Slice, Part 1: MAFIAoZA's and Joey's House of Pizza
Friday Night Slice, Part 2: Pizza Perfect and Pizza Perfect Kebobs
Friday Night Slice, Part 3: Rudino's Pizza and Grinders
Friday Night Slice, Part 4: Chicago Style Italian Beef
Friday Night Slice, Part 5: Pie In The Sky
Friday Night Slice, Part 6: Castrillo's Pizza
Friday Night Slice, Part 7: California Pizza Kitchen
Friday Night Slice, Part 8: Ahart's Pizza Garden (Murfreesboro)
Friday Night Slice, Part 9: New York Pizza Depot (Clarksville)
Friday Night Slice, Part 10: Matteo's Pizzeria
Friday Night Slice, Part 11: Angelo's Picnic Pizza (Antioch)
Friday Night Slice, Part 12: Manny's House of Pizza
Friday Night Slice, Part 13: Nashville Pizza Co.
Friday Night Slice, Part 14: Brick's Cafe
Friday Night Slice, Part 15: Sal's Pizza (Hermitage)
Friday Night Slice, Part 16: Painturo's (Mt. Juliet)
Got any suggestions for places that I should cover? Let me know!