Puckett's Franklin Pies for Sale

Mama’s Apple Pecan Pie

Nothing says “fall” more than a good, old-fashioned apple or pecan pie. To kick off the season, we’re sharing our award-winning recipe that combines both of these seasonal favorites!

Don’t have time to cook? Don’t fret—we’ve got y’all covered. Come by any Puckett’s location during the month of November and order a whole pie for $16.99, or a single slice for $4.99.

Whether your enjoying a slice made fresh by us around our table or you whip up one yourself, now is the perfect time to indulge in this classic American dessert. Apples are in season, it’s cold outside and a nice hot slice of apple pie will warm you right up!

Our Puckett’s 5th & Church server, Taylor Ann, won the Family Fun Day contest with this recipe, and we just can’t wait for y’all to try it!

Mama’s Apple Pecan Pie

Pie Filling

4 cups sliced peeled tart apples
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped spiced pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
4-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Streusel Topping

3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature


In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla. Combine the pecans, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Pour caramel topping over bottom of pastry shell; top with apple mixture (shell will be full). Drizzle with butter.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.

Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cool on a wire rack.

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!


Puckett's Chattanooga Name That Smoker

Fire it Up, Chattanooga! {Name That Smoker Contest}

Now that we’re officially a month in since the grand opening of Puckett’s Chattanooga, it’s time for one of our favorite traditions…….. the “Name That Smoker” contest!

As y’all know, we smoke our BBQ slow ‘n’ low over cherrywood, just like Andy’s done from the very beginning in Leiper’s Fork.

In an effort to honor our most faithful employees (haha), we have a long line of aptly-named smokers that are unique to each restaurant’s location, including Hog Father in Nashville, Jolene in Franklin, Cherry Underwood in Columbia, and Hoss & Lil Joe riding behind Ms. Trolley Parton for events.

The Hog Father in Nashville receiving some well-earned camera time from Travel Channel! He's a hard worker, smokin' all those meats.

The Hog Father in Nashville receiving some well-earned camera time from Travel Channel! He’s a hard worker, smokin’ all those meats.

Chattanooga’s smoker has been patiently waiting, but the time has come for the Scenic City to get fired up and leave THEIR mark on the first Puckett’s smoker to ever live outside of Middle Tennessee!

The challenge is on for all you Chattanoogans to come up with a fitting name for the piece of culinary wonder that brings y’all our world-famous ribs, brisket and pulled pork.   

As if putting  your mark on Puckett’s Chattanooga isn’t reason enough to put that thinking cap on, the first and second place winners will win some pretty great prizes too—First Place includes a $100 Puckett’s gift card, a one night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn from Vision Hospitality group, a certificate for a stay at the Chattanoogan Hotel and tickets to the Aquarium from the Chattanooga CVB. And Second Place is no loser: they’ll receive a $50 Puckett’s gift card and tickets to the Creative Discovery Museum from the River City Company!

To enter, you’ll be commenting on THIS Facebook or Instagram post with 1) your suggestion and 2) your email (so we can contact you when we announce the winner on October 31!). Let those creative juices flow, Chattanooga — can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Contest Notes:

  • You don’t have to live in Chattanooga to enter.
  • We reserve the right to remove any inappropriate content.
  • By giving us your email, you give us the right to include you in our email database and contact you if you are the winner.
Columbia Football Fever

Your New MVP: Monday Night Football Coming To Downtown Columbia!

Calling all football fanatics in Columbia! Just call us your new MVP…. Starting October 5, we’re taking your Monday Night Football game plan up a notch with two-for-one drafts, half-priced appetizers and our newly extended Monday hours (now open until 9)!

Whether you’re cheering on the Titans, rootin’ for all-stars on your Fantasy Football roster or just enjoying the game, grab some friends and snack on some cherry wood-smoked hot wings. This is your chance to get up close and personal with Peyton, run a hail mary with “Megatron” and experience MNF like never before. So call an audible on your usual routine and join us in downtown Columbia—we’ll have a cold brew waitin’ on ya!

For reservations, call (931) 490-4550.