Beat the Heat: Mission H2O Returns in August!

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During a summer season where you can’t step outside without hearing a complaint about the sweltering & relentless heat, our 5th & Church location is partnering with Nashville Rescue Mission for the third consecutive “Mission H2O” campaign. Last year we were able to donate nearly 20,000 water bottles to the Mission, and our goal this year is to provide 25,000 bottles of water to the local homeless community during the month of August!

From August 1 to August 31, diners at our 5th & Church location will have the option to add a donation of a dollar or more to the total of their bill. For each dollar donated, two bottled waters will be given to the Mission. In an effort to make an even larger impact for the organization and surrounding community, our parent company, A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., will match the amount y’all donate.

Cheryl Noe, senior director of development for Nashville Rescue Mission, has been amazed by the continued growth and success of the Mission H2O drive.

“The nearly 20,000 water bottles donated as a result of last year’s Mission H2O were absolutely crucial to the Mission during both the summer and fall months,” Noe said. “Once the heat slacks off, people stop thinking about the need for water. But the need is still there.”

The Mission ramps up efforts to keep members of Nashville’s homeless community hydrated during summer months by sending out “Hot Patrol” teams to traverse the city handing out water bottles when the temperature exceeds 92 degrees, in addition to encouraging those without shelter to come back to the Mission with them.

“Donating to Mission H2O is no trivial act, particularly because we see an increase in the number of women and children we serve during the summer months, ” Noe said. “You are making a difference in the lives of countless individuals and families by contributing.”

The water bottles, supplied by Kimbro Water Company, are delivered to the Mission on a weekly basis throughout August to help meet the demand the summer months create.

In order to magnify the impact of Mission H2O, Kimbro takes on a partial sponsorship by lowering the cost of the water bottles so that $1 covers the purchase of two bottles.

Mission H2O has become an annual endeavor that the entire Puckett’s family looks forward to. 

“We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to rally the Nashville community in support of a cause that has a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of individuals who need support the most,” said Rachel Layton, director of marketing for A. Marshall Family Foods. “Nothing is more rewarding to us, and our team’s enthusiasm is illustrated through the success of this campaign in the past two years.”

We could not have made our past Mission H2O drives so successful without the help of our amazing guests and our giving, thoughtful community. What do y’all say? You wanna join us in making this year’s Mission H2O the best one yet?!

To learn more about Nashville Rescue Mission and all the great things they do for Nashvillians, visit www.nashvillerescuemission.org.

A Musical Match: Puckett’s Gro. & Music City Roots

In addition to delicious home cookin’, music has been the heart and soul of Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant since day one. We built our name on the live performances and talented songwriters that have graced our humble stage through the years, and that’s a tradition we’re proud to say continues to this day.

So, it made perfect sense for us to form a partnership with another community-oriented, music-lovin’ organization in early 2016: Music City Roots! Many of y’all might not realize that when you head to a Wednesday night MCR show at the Factory, you can grab a plate of your Puckett’s favorites to enjoy while you tap your toes to great tunes.

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“We have a lot in common with Puckett’s, which is what makes this partnership so wonderful. We share values, an audience, the spirit of keeping it real, and we both strive to give every guest a great experience,” says Laurie Gregory, Senior Producer and Director of Community Relations at Music City Roots.

Music City Roots, co-founded by John Walker and Todd Mayo in 2009, started out in the Loveless Barn, and moved on over to the Factory at Franklin in July 2014, as Franklin and Williamson County began staking a true claim in the world of Americana music.

“To see Music City Roots blossom and grow from the ground up has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done,” Laurie says. “My favorite thing to do is to stand at the door at the end of the night and ask people how they enjoyed it. Our guests’ responses, stories and reactions tell us that we’re doing the right thing.”

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With artists like The Doobie Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Parker Millsap, John Moreland and  Sarah Jarosz jammin’ on the MCR stage, it’s no surprise that the organization has become synonymous with Americana excellence. The folks behind MCR ventured into radio, and they’re live on WMOT Roots Radio daily. In fact, it’s now considered the flagship Americana station! Amazing, right?

These guys put on 44 shows per year, meaning that y’all have no excuses not to make it out to at least one. You’ll get delicious eats plus a great show for a reasonable price, and as an added bonus, you’ll be home in time for the 10 o’clock news.

Thanks to our pals at Rustic River Creations, we recently got some new handmade digs at Music City Roots (pictured above), so be sure to come check us out.

We are incredibly proud to be affiliated with an organization doing so much for our community and  exposing countless individuals to the joy that music can bring. To learn more about Music City Roots, visit musiccityroots.com!

Pancakes at Puckett’s!

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A’s, B’s and pancakes, please! Starting this Friday, May 26th,we’re launching a new program in Chattanooga called ‘Pancakes at Puckett’s’ to reward kiddos for their academic achievement. If your child is an honor roll student (receiving A’s or B’s), all you have to do is bring his or her report card (or a picture of it) to Puckett’s for a FREE pancake breakfast!

Students will enjoy our “Farmer’s Special,” which is 3 pancakes and a side meat, for all of their hard work and success. Come join us as we celebrate great grades & lazy summer days!

Please note that there is a limit of one breakfast per student, per summer (May 26 – August 8), and a purchase is required.

PUCKETT’S NASHVILLE WILL LAUNCH SECOND “MISSION H2O” CAMPAIGN ON AUGUST 1ST

 

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With temperatures often soaring above 90 degrees, it is safe to say that August is the hottest month in Nashville. In weather like that, staying hydrated is crucial, but for many in Nashville’s homeless community, it can be hard to do. That is why we at Puckett’s 5th & Church are thrilled to be teaming up again with the Nashville Rescue Mission for “Mission H2O,” a project that provides water to Nashville’s homeless community.

Last year, we collected over 10,000 water bottles, supplied by Kimbro Water Company, for the Mission. With the help of our customers, we know we can do even better this year, so we’ve decided to raise our goal to 15,000 bottles!

Kimbro sources and packages the water bottles locally in Pall Mall, Tenn. and we are very grateful for their partnership as we launch this campaign for the second year in a row.

“We feel very strongly about Mission H2O, and we want to help Puckett’s impact the community in a big way,” Matthew Neary, sales and marketing manager for Kimbro Water Company, said.

From August 1st to August 31st, Puckett’s diners will have the option of adding an extra dollar or two to their bill. For each dollar, two bottles of water will be donated to the Mission. In addition, our parent company, A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. will match the amount donated by our guests.

The Nashville Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping the hungry and homeless, and offers programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment and life-recovery. The Mission aims to give members of the community hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity. Help us, along with the Nashville Rescue Mission, spread love and care this August to those who need it the most in our community!

THE TIME HAS COME – SCOUT’S PUB OPENS FOR SOFT LAUNCH TOMORROW!

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It’s finally here! Tomorrow, June 22 through June 26, we’ll open the doors to the newest member in our family of restaurants, Scout’s Pub, for a “soft launch” in the Westhaven community of Franklin. We’ll serve burgers, brews and other items from our well-rounded menu as we gear up for our public grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. 

Our proprietor, Andy Marshall, envisioned an upscale, modern pub with a neighborly vibe, and has produced a unique restaurant and hospitable experience for both neighborhood locals and visitors to enjoy.

“We are serving tight-knit neighborhoods that place value on shared experiences with friends and family, and I think they’ll see our commitment to that, too, through the restaurant’s mission and what we bring to the table at Scout’s Pub,” Andy said. 

Scout’s Pub takes its name from Andy’s beloved family dog, and it promises to be a sought-after gathering spot for the many neighborhoods in the vicinity. We were excited to have the casual atmosphere and eclectic interior design styled by Kim Leggett of local antique shop, City Farmhouse, and our 1,250-square-foot patio, and fun, fresh menu are each part of creating a great destination to watch the big game, meet for lunch or happy hour, or dine as a family.

Menu highlights include confit duck wings (served traditional hot or Asian and pictured above), fish and chips, house-ground burgers, Irish bratwurst with colcannon mash, fresh salads, scratch made pizzas and a number of sides and shareables. Are you hungry yet?!

“Both European gastropubs and Southern culture gravitate toward hearty cuisine made with seasonal ingredients, and that’s what we want to do here,” said Keith West, head chef at Scout’s Pub. “Our menu offers a good mix of basics and traditional favorites, while also adding a modern flair that’s unexpected.”

We’re also offering an extensive list of carefully made cocktails, wine and craft beer, including local options from Blackstone Brewery, Mantra Artisan Ales, Little Harpeth Brewing Co. and more.

Scout’s Pub will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, we’ll serve brunch each Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. through 2 p.m., with drink specials and an array of breakfast favorites.

The public is invited to drop in during the soft launch, or add themselves to the wait-list through the NoWait app, available on smart phones.

For more information, go to scoutspub.com or facebook.com/scoutspub.