Nashville Breakfast Concept Coming to Over-the-Rhine

Posted on April 10, 2024 by aatkinson

Biscuit Love Signs Lease for Space in 3CDC’s Willkommen Project

CINCINNATI (April 10, 2024) – Biscuit Love, an iconic Nashville breakfast and brunch concept, is putting down roots in Cincinnati. Co-owners Karl and Sarah Worley and Co-Owner/Operator Ashley Harris recently signed a lease for a 3,300-square-foot space at 1602 Pleasant Street in Over-the-Rhine (OTR). The space is part of the $51 million Willkommen mixed-use development – a collaboration between Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) and Model Group that resulted in 16 historic rehabs and four new infill buildings at various project sites.

The Worleys, who met just before attending culinary school together at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colorado, began selling biscuits out of a food truck in Nashville in 2012. After a successful launch and dedicated following, they went on to open their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2015. They pivoted toward a full menu of breakfast and brunch, keeping biscuits at the heart of it all, and worked closely with local farmers and producers over the years. With Biscuit Love’s irresistible scratch-made offerings growing in popularity, the Worleys eventually opened three additional Tennessee locations and one in Alabama. Now, the Worleys are ready to open a new Biscuit Love location in Cincinnati.

“We love to travel cross-country as a family in our Airstream Travel Trailer and visited Cincinnati once on our way to Maine,” the Worleys said. “We loved it! As luck would have it, one of our former managers and now dear friend, Ashley Harris, moved to Cincinnati with her family and agreed to co-own and operate a location in town. We’re excited to expand to Ohio and invest in the local community through biscuits. We feel so grateful to have found this stunning space in OTR – it’s a beautiful corner storefront with plenty of natural light.”

Biscuit Love’s new location is in one of Willkommen’s four newly constructed buildings, in a premier space at the corner of Liberty and Pleasant streets. Activating this storefront will help 3CDC in its ongoing effort to connect OTR south of Liberty Street to Findlay Market, with Biscuit Love joining other street-level tenants Alabama Fish Bar and Fly by Nature to help strengthen that link. Its first Ohio location, the Cincinnati restaurant is currently being built out. Upon completion, the space will be light, bright, and inviting – like a grandma’s kitchen with a modern flair. INDIO, a Cincinnati-based architecture, and design studio, is designing the space to have an elevated diner feel that makes everyone feel welcome.

“We are thrilled that Biscuit Love chose to partner with 3CDC as they expand to Cincinnati, and specifically OTR!” said Lindzie Gunnels, Commercial Leasing Director with 3CDC. “Not only does this bring a new, tasty breakfast and lunch dining option to the region, it speaks to the continued growth, energy, and opportunity for businesses in Over-the-Rhine. It’s also exciting to add a concept with proven success to this prime location, especially as we look to activate more storefronts between Liberty Street and Findlay Market. The Biscuit Love team is passionate about community involvement and will be a fantastic partner as we continue to add to this growing part of the city!”

Known as a gathering space where there’s room for everyone at the table, Biscuit Love will be a go-to for coffee dates, weekday meetings, family meals and more. The menu offers breakfast and lunch favorites with a twist centered around biscuits, including fan favorites like Bonuts (fried biscuit dough tossed in sugar and topped with lemon mascarpone and served with blueberry compote), the East Nasty (a buttermilk biscuit topped with fried boneless chicken thigh, aged cheddar, and sausage gravy), the B-Roll (a biscuit cinnamon roll topped with pecan sticky bun sauce and cream cheese icing), and the Princess (a buttermilk biscuit topped with Nashville-style spicy boneless “hot chicken” thigh, pickles, mustard, and honey).  Guests can also expect a “Without a Biscuit” section of the menu, as well as options for kids, a full espresso and looseleaf tea program, as well as a number of brunch cocktails.

The Worleys have made it their mission to use Biscuit Love to help others achieve personal goals and dreams. They’re known for their involvement in the local communities in which their restaurants reside and go above and beyond to take care of their staff with a top-notch employee care program.

“Our passion isn’t biscuits,” the Worleys said. “Our passion is people and we hope to make the world a better place through biscuits.”

The restaurant will operate seven days a week from 7 AM to 3 PM, with plans to open later this year.

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