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April 25, 2024

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Two New Restaurants Open in Williamson County

Waldo's Chicken and Beer opens in Franklin; Thai Esane opens in Brentwood.

Waldo's Chicken

Waldo’s Chicken and Beer

Fast-casual chicken restaurant Waldo’s Chicken and Beer opens today, Feb. 8 at 1201 Liberty Pike in Franklin.

The restaurant, which focuses on fried and fire-roasted chicken, will also offer a drive-thru window for takeaway meals for the family or a quick lunch. The menu consists of chicken on the bone, chicken on a bun, in a bowl or basket. The Franklin location will also offer a rotisserie chicken option. Side items include mac n cheese, white beans, potato wedges, collard greens, and side salads.

Waldo’s Chicken and Beer is a Fresh Hospitality concept. Other Fresh Hospitality brands include Biscuit Love, The Grilled Cheeserie, Martin’s BBQ, Juice Bar, and more. Unlike the company’s other brands in which Fresh Hospitality partnered with the restaurant’s founders, Waldo’s Chicken and Beer was created in-house.

Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday, 11 am – 9 pm, Friday – Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm.

The first Waldo’s opened in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville in May 2019.


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Thai Esane

Thai Esane Brentwood officially opens to the public today, Monday, Feb. 8 in Hill Center Brentwood at 203 Franklin Road, Suite 100.

The new Brentwood location is a 3,500-square-foot space that will offer lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with dining room seating for 120 and patio seating for 40.

Loyal Thai Esane customers will be pleased to see the full menu of favorite specialties such as drunken noodles, larb chicken wrap, papaya salad, Bangkok wings, pineapple boat fried rice, Malaysian noodles, and more at the new location.

Thai Esane will soon open its third location at Fifth + Broadway later this year.

To learn more about Thai Esane, visit or connect to Thai Esane on Facebook.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.