Let's welcome The Food Company & Batch now open Entrepreneur Center!


The Food Company and Batch Nashville have partnered to open a grab-and-go cafe and pop-up retail shop at the Entrepreneur Center.

The cafe opened Tuesday morning inside the Entrepreneur Center at Rolling Mill Hill on Peabody Street. Food is delivered each morning from The Food Company's restaurant on Bandywood Drive, and the menu at the Entrepreneur Center cafe will rotate, said Strategic Hospitality's Max Goldberg.

Strategic Hospitality is the consulting operator of The Food Company, and also the company behind acclaimed Nashville businesses such as The Catbird Seat, Patterson House and Pinewood Social, which is on the same campus as the Entrepreneur Center.

Menu items at the Entrepreneur Center cafe Tuesday included a turkey cheddar sandwich, a roast beef sandwich, curried chickpeas and roasted cauliflower salad in a whole wheat wrap, a southwest spinach salad, pesto penne pasta salad and soup options, among other items.

"It is a lot of the fan favorites," Goldberg said, referring to the menu.

The Food Company has been a popular dining destination in Green Hills for nearly two decades. Opening a cafe at the Entrepreneur Center was the right expansion opportunity for the business, Goldberg said.

"We opened up Pinewood Social really loving who else was in this community campus, and while we were operating Pinewood Social we got to know the folks here over at the Entrepreneur Center," he said.

Also in the space is a retail area stocked with Nashville-made products curated by Batch, a subscription box service that opened a brick-and-mortar retail shop at the Nashville Farmers' Market in late 2014.

Launched in September 2013, Batch delivers Nashville products directly to consumers' doors each month. The shop at the Farmers' Market allows customers to purchase single items, customize a gift box, buy pre-packaged boxes and subscribe to a monthly subscription service.