The hot chicken purveyors at Hattie B's are preparing to take over the space at 5209 Charlotte Pike from Nuvo Burrito owners Sean Perry and Tom Justice. It will be the concept's second spot. Perry and Justice, meanwhile, also will close the doors to their original spot in East Nashville later this month so that they can focus more on SoBro. Dana Kopp Franklin has the details here.
Eater Nashville reports the high-profile Gulch space previously home to Music City Flats (née Urban Flats) will reopen as City Fire, "an American comfort food restaurant and bar." No word yet on an opening date but the concept's managers are interviewing for the staffers they need.
The celebrated local outpost of Sean Brock's Husk restaurant has a new general manager in the form of Kenny Lyons, who has worked at the eatery since it opened in May. Lyons will be the face of Husk Nashville while Charleston GM Dan Latimer will continue to consult with the local team. Dana Kopp Franklin has more at Bites.
The board seats bid by Steak 'n Shake boss and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store activist Sardar Biglari last week received support from fellow investors holding a shade over 1.2 million shares. That was down from more than 1.5 million a year ago, when Biglari made his second run at getting two director positions at Lebanon-based Cracker Barrel, and way down from his initial proxy push in 2011. Biglari convinced even fewer investors to back his call for a $20-per-share special dividend.