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What We’re Gobblin’ About: Thanksgiving Supper + To-Go Orders

Your Thanksgiving planning, prepping and cleanup just got a whole lot easier: All four Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations are giving you back time spent with your family by offering extensive dine-in and take-out options this holiday season!

The downtown Chattanooga, Columbia, Franklin and Nashville locations will be open Thanksgiving Day—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Franklin and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chattanooga, Columbia and Nashville—for our Puckett’s friends and families to enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with the traditional fixin’s: sliced turkey, honey smoked ham, fried chicken and pulled pork, and all of Puckett’s famous sides with fresh-baked pie to top it all off.

Our owner, Andy Marshall, always says we open our doors on the national holiday in keeping with the Puckett’s spirit of community. 

“This time of year is about spending time with family, and we consider our neighbors and customers an extension of that,” he says. “Thanksgiving is a holiday we look forward to each year to share a home-cooked meal with our loved ones, and we’re excited to continue the tradition for another season.”

In addition to the eat-in options, we’re also offerin’ an extensive holiday to-go menu, with options such as whole turkeys roasted, smoked or fried; smoked buffet hams slow-cooked in our tried ‘n’ true smokers; cherry-smoked pulled pork; smoked racks of baby back ribs; and more.

Expect the same made-from-scratch dishes that you can find at any of our stores. Many of the classics are old Marshall family recipes that have been handed down over the years.

“Most of these dishes have been served on the Marshall family Thanksgiving table for years,” says Andy. “It made sense that we would share them on the Puckett’s table as well.

And it would be a shame if we didn’t mention the sides! That’s right—Puckett’s specialities like cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, giblet gravy, yeast rolls and more, along with our famous homemade pies and cobblers.

We’re taking to-go orders through our website at www.puckettsgro.com/holiday or by phone. The deadline to place your order is Saturday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. 

Y’all have probably heard that story that when Puckett’s first opened, Andy would wake up each morning before the sun to slow smoke his award-winning barbecue. Come Thanksgiving, whole turkeys would take the place of barbecue in the smoker and the whole Marshall family would pitch in.

Inviting the community to join us around our table is a time-honored tradition that we hope to continue year after year.

Go to www.puckettsgro.com/holiday for to-go dinner menus and pricing. All to-go menus are fully cooked, but should be heated before serving. 

The all-inclusive Thanksgiving buffet is $27.50, and $13.75 for those 12 and under at the Columbia, Franklin and Nashville locations, and $26.99 and $12.99 for those 12 and under at the Chattanooga location. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made on the Puckett’s website or by calling 423-708-8505 [Chattanooga], 931-490-4550 [Columbia], 615-794-5527 [Franklin] or 615-770-2772 [Nashville].

UPDATE: Puckett’s Franklin is no longer taking eat-in reservations for Thanksgiving Day.

Puckett's Halloween

Dressing Up? Dessert Is On Us!

When witches go riding
And black cats are seen,
The moon laughs and whispers
‘Tis near Halloween!

It’s almost Hallows’ Eve, y’all, and we’re getting excited for a night of tricks and treats, and to host the finest witches, ghosts, princes, princesses and more for dinner!

And for Halloween night only, dine in costume and your dessert’s on us. That’s right—just pull up the Puckett’s Weekly (here) and enjoy a free cobbler at any Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Franklin, downtown Chattanooga, downtown Nashville and downtown Columbia or a free pie at Puckett’s Boat House.

For those of you who are too excited for an evening of trick or treating to even think about dinner, we’ll also be handing out candy at all locations throughout the night.

Happy ghouling!

Puckett’s x Bridgestone: Bringing BBQ to the Arena

Puckett's BBQ-plate-photo by Amy Whidby

We scored. Big time!

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant has teamed up with Bridgestone Arena ::: starting with the Nashville Predators’ opening weekend on October 8th, yours truly will be the exclusive BBQ restaurant in Bridgestone! Meaning that you can enjoy Puckett’s slow ‘n’ low cherrywood smoked meats — and homecooked sides too — while cheering the Preds to victory at every single home game (….or while at a Taylor Swift concert).

Yea, we’re excited too. Partnering with Bridgestone? Incredible — especially considering they’re the eighth busiest arena in the world. Partnering with the Preds? A dream for our family, who has long been supporters of the Preds and Bridgestone events.

Bridgestone, Puckett's, Nashville PredsSo how’d it all happen? Quickly! Bridgestone did a major overhaul of their food services, and wanted to bring more of “Nashville” into the building. Enter Puckett’s! With three concession stand sites and one mobile cart, you’ll be able to smell our goodness just about every way your head turns. Pssstt: don’t forget to tag #PuckettsxBridgestone when taking part in the feasting!

The Puckett’s x Bridgestone menu may rotate, but you can always order our pulled pork, brisket and pulled chicken sandwiches — smoked on-site, slow ‘n’ low over cherrywood with Puckett’s signature rubs and sauces. Plus, we’ll offer plates with our signature sides — think mac ‘n’ cheese, cole slaw and baked beans.

But that’s not all. How could it get any better than this?! THE MUSIC, people. Because it’s just as much engrained in our culture as the cookin. Not only will we provide all of the BBQ that you Preds fans will be eating at Bridgestone — that includes the suites and lounges, too — but we’re also bringing our music selections to the situation, every Golden Saturday!

A Puckett’s stage near the Nissan SoBro entrance (by Tavern 96 and The Wheelhouse) will host local artists for each Preds’ Saturday home game, usually around 5:30PM — musicians who will bring a true Puckett’s singer/songwriter show to Bridgestone, with original songs and lightning pickin’!

Both the Tavern 96 and The Wheelhouse will be open during the Puckett’s x Preds show with happy hour specials–the perfect opportunity for people to grab local brew as you enjoy the music before you whip those fang fingers out. We’ll keep you updated with the Puckett’s x Preds shows on our Nashville calendar here.

In the meantime, follow our Nashville Facebook page here (and the Preds’ page & Bridgestone page, too) for more updated info on the new consessions!

 

West Family Benefit

Columbia Comes Together For West Family Benefit Concert

One of our favorite things about the Columbia/Maury County community is the tight-knit bond these folks have and their willingness to support each other — and we’re proud to be a part of that. Showing those in our community a little #puckettslove is what we love most…. which is why we’re hosting the West Family Benefit Show featuring The Larson Family this Saturday, Sept. 19th at 8 p.m. in downtown Columbia!

All tips donated during the show will be given to the West ladies — a close, local family of three daughters and their mother who have happily lived on a self-sufficient homestead for the past 20 years.

Due to recent changes regarding the land they’ve lived on and loved for so long, the family was forced to move into a temporary housing arrangement for the time being. For that reason, our community is locking arms with the Wests in an effort to help them build a permanent home.

Blessed with a rich Southern musical heritage, Vicki and her daughters, Jasmine, Cecilia and Hannah, have been singing and playing music together for years with a blood harmony sound that’s reminiscent of old country and mountain music from days gone by.

The Larson family

The Larson family

When fellow musicians Don and Shelly Larson heard about the West ladies’ situation, they decided to kick things up a notch to help out. The couple, along with their four children Gracey, Amy, Emily and Zach, love to sing and perform acapella hymns, which is why they resolved to use their family’s gift of harmony to raise funds through a benefit concert at Puckett’s.

According to Shelly Larson, her family couldn’t help but get involved.

“As Christians, we strongly believe God gives you things to direct your path,” she said. “The West ladies are very good and loving women who do a lot of service in their community. When we decided to do the concert and were looking for a place to host it, everyone I talked to said Puckett’s was the best place in the whole world — the owner has such a spirit of giving about him, and Puckett’s comes with that reputation.”

This Saturday’s show will feature the Larson family, in addition to other local musicians and vocalists with no cover charge. Call us for reservations (931-490-4550), and help support your local community!

“People can do anything when they come together,” Shelly said. “So come out, do what you can and enjoy the evening!”

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Puckett’s Partners With WCCASA To Support Our Community’s Children

For the months of September and October, y’all come down to our downtown Franklin Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House to help us raise money and awareness for a very important organization making a difference right here in Franklin. Williamson County CASA (WCCASA) is a local nonprofit that advocates for abused or neglected children in the court system with a force of 80-plus volunteers to make sure that every child has a stable family to return home to each night.  

This year WCCASA is hosting the Third Annual Twice Daily Playhouse Raffle in which the community can purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a professionally designed 60-square-foot playhouse. To do our part to support this great cause, we’ve partnered with WCCASA to sell raffle tickets in both restaurant locations up until the raffle winner is announced at downtown Franklin Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 24!

But it gets better—we’ve decided to go one step further in helping out this great cause that we love here at Puckett’s. So, during the month of September, when you purchase one raffle ticket—normally $20—at Puckett’s in downtown Franklin or Puckett’s Boat House, we’ll pick up $10 for y’all, making your ticket only $10!

Be sure to come out to one of our Franklin locations, encourage your children to color in their dream playhouse on one of our WCCASA coloring pages and help us help WCCASA raise their goal of $40,000 and continue advocating for our children right here in Williamson County.

Learn more about WCCASA here.

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