Puckett’s Columbia Celebrates Love Month!

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It’s the month of love, y’all–and our Puckett’s Columbia location will be hosting a scavenger hunt, menu surprises and more to celebrate!

During February, we’ve coordinated a series of events and specials designed to show support for the people who’ve made a BIG impact on the lives of other locals.

  1. To kick off “Love Month,” we’ll be hosting a community-wide scavenger hunt each week in February. Look for hints on our Facebook page to gather clues at select local businesses before submitting the final answers at Puckett’s Columbia.The first individual to provide the correct set of clues each week will claim a substantial Puckett’s gift card (and bragging rights for the year!).Our hope is that by sending our friends and customers to these local shops and stores, they’ll discover a local treasure they’d never been to before. These businesses are valuable participants in the community and we want to spread the love.
  2. Local government employees (Feb. 9-16), as well as individuals employed at General Motors (Feb. 1-8), First Farmers & Merchants (Feb. 16-22), and Tennessee Farm Bureau (Feb. 22-28), will also have something to cheer about: We’re is providing a 10% discount for these businesses during the aforementioned weeks in February. If this applies to you, go ahead and call (931) 490-4550 to make a reservation!
  3. Plus, restaurant-goers may get an extra surprise when they crack open their menu this February: lucky friends could stumble across menu prizes that we’re inserting in select menus! Items will include gift cards, complimentary food, free cover for weekend performances and plenty of Puckett’s swag.In nearing our first birthday at the Columbia location, we want to thank everyone for the support that’s flowed from the community. The idea is for the ‘Puckett’s Fairy’ to brighten the day of those who continue to do so for us!

We hope y’all will enjoy the #PuckettsLove… because we so appreciate you!

Puckett’s Columbia & Puckett’s Boat House Will Donate Daily Proceeds to Three Local Organizations

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‘Tis the season y’all, and Puckett’s is feeling the love!

Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Columbia and Puckett’s Boat House in downtown Franklin recently launched their “Community Tuesday” initiatives, a three-part series that donates 10 percent of both restaurant’s daily sales on Dec. 3, 10 and 17 to local organizations.

Through hearty appetites at Puckett’s Boat House, the public supported the Harpeth River Watershed Association on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The remaining  “Community Tuesday” proceeds will go to GraceWorks Ministries on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and New Hope Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 17. This is the second year the Boat House has coordinated the philanthropic effort.

{pssssst: Also in December, the Boat House will be encouraging friends to donate dollars to its ceiling as part of our “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” initiative. Since February, the restaurant has allowed guests to stick dollar bills—with their own custom messages—to our low-ceiling beams. At the end of the month, all of the money pinned will be counted and donated to The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County!}

At Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Columbia, the public supported the Family Center of Columbia on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The remaining  “Community Tuesday” proceeds will go to Columbia Central’s Project Graduation on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and The Boys and Girls Club of Maury County on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Because we opened in March 2013, this is the first time we’ve been able to do something like this — and our family is more than excited to share in the giving season!

Here’s what our owner, Andy, has to say about it: “We’ve wanted to host something like this since we opened, and the holidays are a nice tie-in. We’re sharing the love between these three because we connect with each of their individual visions, and we believe our customers do too. The fact that there are so many admired organizations with respected causes in Maury County shows the kind of heart this community has.”

So come out Tuesdays in December to support local! For more information on the events, check out the Boat House Facebook page HERE, or Columbia’s Facebook page HERE.

Progressive Wine Tasting in Columbia Helps Restore Downtown, Oct. 17

We don’t know about you, but when we think of downtown Columbia’s Main Street we picture old-world charm with unique retail and dining establishments. Next Thursday, Oct. 17 Main Street will host a community-centered event that goes along with that vintage aesthetic. Join us for “Uncorked On Main Street,” a progressive event featuring numerous wines, culinary delights and live entertainment at various downtown locations…. including Puckett’s in Columbia!

The wine-tasting event on Oct. 17 kicks off at the Puckett’s front entrance at 15 Public Square on the historic circle, and lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will also cap off with attendees enjoying live music on Puckett’s center stage!

Tickets to the event are $40 in advance and $45 at the door, and are available for purchase at 8 Public Square, or at Puckett’s.

The culinary and wine adventure will benefit Columbia Main Street, and will fund the organization’s efforts to revitalize and promote its historic downtown district. The group says it has plans to continue to coordinate events such as Uncorked on Main Street to further gain community support around the movement.

Entertainment for the evening will include live performances by acclaimed artists DeeAnn Dominy and Carrie Zaruba. Dominy is an award-winning country-rock singer/songwriter, and Zaruba is one of Country Music Association’s “Top Rising Artists” of 2013.

The nine tastings sites are The Old Curiosity Book Shop, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Variety Records, The Balloon Shop, Accents and Antiques, Wall Candy, aMuse’um Columbia Children’s Museum, Caledonian Financial, and Shred, Etc.

The event concludes with a “Last Call at Puckett’s” that will feature the 2 Country 4 Nashville band at 8 p.m.

Sponsors of the event include Lipman, First Farmers and Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant.

For more information please contact Kristi Martin at kmartin@maurycounty-tn.gov.



Puckett’s Downtown Columbia Is Launching “Community Tuesday” Series in April!

We’re launching our “Community Tuesday” initiative in downtown Columbia TOMORROW! What is it? Well, it’s a five-part series where we donate 10 percent of the restaurant’s daily sales on April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 to local organizations.

Through your appetites, our Columbia guests will support Columbia Central High School’s Project Graduation on Tuesday, April 2; aMuse’um on Tuesday, April 9; Maury County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) on Tuesday, April 16; Hope House on Tuesday, April 23; and Maury County Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, April 30.

This is the first philanthropic effort from Puckett’s in Columbia, which opened last week on March 27, 2013. Our Owner, Andy Marshall, says that the five Tuesdays coincide with our mission to focus on community.

“We’re supporting these five organizations because we connect with their individual visions, and we believe our customers do too. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for both the Puckett’s family and our guests to become more familiar with what each does for the community,” he says. “From the moment we announced our plans to open in Columbia, we’ve felt a humbling amount of local support. It’s just a small indicator of the kind of heart Maury County has. We hope to show our appreciation through these kind of events.”

We kicked off our Columbia operations with a neon sign-lighting ceremony on March 23, and a grand opening event on March 27 that included live music and a ribbon cutting with the Maury County Chamber of Commerce. This marks the third family-owned location in three different counties for the Marshall family.

We’re open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com/columbia or call 931-490-4550.

About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

With locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville and downtown Columbia, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality.

When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember. For more information, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com.

Boat House Launches Year-Long “Dollar For Your Thoughts” to Benefit Heritage Foundation

Our Puckett’s family has been champin’ at the bit to tell y’all about an exciting initiative at Puckett’s Boat House that begins this Friday!

We’re launching “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.–and we’re hopin’ it will generate lots of dollars for the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County over the next 11 months.

Beginning tomorrow, our bar, grill and bait shop on East Main Street in downtown Franklin will provide each table with buckets of tape and markers, and encourage customers to stick dollar bills—with their own custom messages—to the restaurant’s low ceiling. At the end of the year, all of the money pinned will be gathered and given to the Heritage Foundation.

Mary Pearce, director of the Heritage Foundation, will tape the first dollar to the eatery’s ceiling at 5 p.m. on Friday. Both the Boat House and the non-profit organization hope that a crowd will join to see Mary stick the first monies up there!

The Boat House is launching “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” in conjunction with the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) coordinated evening event, “Open Your Heart.” The DFA promotion will unite 24 downtown merchants, who are supporting two-dozen local charities through a collaborative fundraising effort.

The 24 businesses will leave their doors open later and donate 15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to a non-profit organization of their choice. The Boat House will support the Heritage Foundation!

For a complete list of participating merchants and event details, go to www.downtownfranklintn.com/openyourheart.

Who: Puckett’s Boat House; The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County; Downtown Franklin Association (DFA)

What: “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” at Puckett’s Boat House; “Open Your Heart” promotion coordinated by DFA

When: Friday, Feb. 8; 5 p.m.

Where: 94 East Main Street, Franklin, TN