Now At A Kroger Near You: Puckett’s Gift Cards

Y’all know we’re all about that #PuckettsLove, and now we’re spreading it to a Kroger near you! That’s right, folks: you can now buy Puckett’s gift cards—which can be used in all Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations + Puckett’s Boat House—in dozens ‘n’ dozens of Kroger locations across Tennessee.

We’ve thought of a few times when you just might when to swing by a Kroger:

1. School’s out for summer! So whether you want to say, ‘Congrats!’ to a student who’s just completed their final exams (and no doubt worked up an appetite during those all-nighters) or you’re putting together a graduation gift basket, pick up a Puckett’s gift card.

2. Father’s Day is right around the corner (can y’all believe it?!) and we all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Pick up a Puckett’s gift card.

3. You’re making a quick trip to Kroger for milk and eggs when your stomach growls, and nothing sounds quite as good as a full plate of homemade Southern cookin’. Pick yourself up a Puckett’s gift card! #treatyoself

We’re still introducing these to different locations so if you don’t initially see Puckett’s gift cards on display…. ask the manager.

Happy gifting, y’all!

Turkey Summer

Straight Grillin’ – Puckett’s Turkey Burger Recipe

Ah… Memorial weekend! Barring Fourth of July, we can’t think of a more patriotic holiday. It brings to mind sunny skies, American flags, cold brew, country on the radio and backyard grilling. (And of course we always take time to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Members of the own Marshall family have recently served in the military, so the day hits particularly close to home.)

If you’re like us & planning to spend time with loved ones around the grill, we put together a fun–and festive–recipe to please the folks. Think avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, chipotle sauce, pretzel buns…..

If you try it, be sure to take a picture & tag us in it so we can share! {psssst: this recipe also appeared in the Chattanooga Times Free Press today!}


Puckett’s Turkey Patty

  • 1 Pound Ground Turkey

  • 1/4 Cup Diced Celery

  • 1/4 Cup Diced Yellow Onion

  • 1 Tbl Chopped Fresh Sage

  • 1/2 Tbl Granulated Garlic

  • 1/2 Tbl Lawry’s Season Salt

  • 1/2 Tbl Ground White Pepper

  • 1 Tbl Butter

Puckett’s Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 Cup Ranch

  • 1 Tbl Chopped Bacon

  • 1 tsp Puréed Chipotles

Turkey Burger Accoutrements

  • Swiss cheese

  • Bacon (we prefer apple-wood smoked bacon)

  • Avocado

  • Bun (we prefer a wheat or pretzel bun)


In a small sauce pan, sauté the celery and onion until soft. Allow the celery and onions to cool for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl combine the ground turkey, sautéed celery, onions and spices. Mix well. Allow the mixture rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour (if time allows). Take your turkey burger mix out of the refrigerator. Portion into several patties, depending on the size you like (our picture here shows slider size – but it’s your preference!). Place the burgers on a well oiled grill. You will cook the burgers on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes per side, varying depending on size. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees. Remove from grill.

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat, then chop. Separately, mix ranch dressing, chopped bacon and puréed chipotles well, until creamy.

Take the perfectly seasoned, handmade turkey burger and top with Swiss cheese, bacon strips, fresh avocado slices, and a drizzle of our chipotle sauce on top. Sandwich between a bun–we prefer pretzel, but if you can’t find them wheat is just as tasty–and serve to your guests’ delight!

 Turkey Burger

Raised By The Fork: Puckett’s Women Build :: Habitat For Humanity

This is written May 13, 2015, by Director of Operations Claire Crowell in her blog Raised by the Fork.

Habitat For Humanity

A couple of weeks ago, Puckett’s teamed up with our local Habitat for Humanity chapter to do a Women Build — a national program where women help raise money and build homes for other women. Habitat’s goal for this program is to engage more ladies and get them active on build sites, build their confidence, and learn new skills along the way. Our home build was in Fairview, TN, where they have already built almost an entire little neighborhood of Habitat homes.

I personally have never done anything like this, and I think it goes without saying it was so much fun! Our task for the day was to put up the siding, from start to finish. We got to cut the boards down to size, make the corner pieces, and put them all up.

Read the rest of the post here.


Historic Homestead Manor Holding Job Fair, May 4

Homestead Manor—one of our new concepts that will include a restaurant, event venue and working farm!is holding a job fair to fill nearly 70 staff positions Monday, May 4 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Cool Springs.

Available roles include a maitre d’, restaurant managers, chefs, servers, hosts, line cooks, prep cooks, server assistants and dishwashers, in addition to bartenders with extensive craft cocktail or wine experience. Interviews will be hosted at 2001 Meridian Boulevard in Franklin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Marshalls say they hope to fill positions for both the restaurant and the special event area through the job fair, and are looking for individuals with a community-oriented heart and a willingness to learn. Those with fine-dining experience are especially encouraged to apply!

“We’re a family-owned business that focuses on treating customers like friends. We’ll be looking for personalities that fit the core of that vision,” says Claire Marshall Crowell, our director of operations for A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., who will be directly involved in the hiring. “Homestead is a new concept for us, and we’re excited to reveal the property to the public.”

If you’re interested, you can download an application at Applicants may bring a completed form to the interview or fill one out on site. A copy of a photo I.D. is requested, and resumes are always welcome.

Homestead’s impressive ca. 1819 antebellum home, which was a ground-zero site for 8,000 Civil War soldiers during the Battle of Thompson’s Station, now serves as the hub for the property. Plans for the Homestead concept include an event barn, a fresh farm-to-table restaurant concept, and educational opportunities involving the on-site orchard, greenhouse and working farm.

Construction is nearly complete on the bar, event barn, and Manor, which will house the eatery. Owner Andy Marshall says the property will open next month.

“As a company, we established early that our focus would be on investing in the community. We’re looking forward to doing that here with Homestead. This is an amazing opportunity for our family to create a hospitality concept unlike anything we’ve done before. We believe this property and its components to be unique to not only to this county, but also to Middle Tennessee,” Andy says.

For updates about Homestead Manor progress and more, visit its website at or Facebook page at Hope to see some of y’all soon!

Homestead Manor

On the heels of earning a spot on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. announced the purchase of the ca. 1819 Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., and intentions to enrich the 50-acre property steeped in local history.

Plans include an event barn, a fresh farm-to-table restaurant concept, a farmer’s market and educational opportunities involving Homestead’s on-site orchard, greenhouse and working farm, with a spring 2015 timeline set for opening.

Greg Hargest Q + A: Puckett’s Boat House

We’re growin’ + growin’, y’all, and we’re thrilled to introduce our newest member to the Puckett’s family Greg Hargest, the new general manager at Puckett’s Boat House!

Greg’s an industry veteran, with nearly 25 years of experience in the restaurant business. In his new role, he’ll be leadin’ the daily operations of the Boat House, including mentoring the staff and continuing to get to know our wonderful customers.

We sat down with Greg and asked him the hard-hitting questions so we can get to know the man behind face. Read on to learn a little more about Greg!

Greg Hargest

Q: What’s your role at the Boat House now?

I am now the general manager. 

Q: What were you doing before you joined the Puckett’s family?

I was general manager at Panera Bread.

Q: You’ve been in the restaurant industry a long time (almost 25 years!) What’s your favorite part about working in a restaurant?

Getting to meet so many new and interesting people everyday.

Q: What’s your favorite Puckett’s dish?

Everything is so good, but I find myself eating po’ boys more than anything else.

Q: What do you like to cook in your own kitchen?

My wife says I make a mean steak.

Q: Where can people typically find you on your day off?

I like sports and love to play golf. I also just joined a rec. tennis league.

Q: Who’s your favorite artist/band to listen to on the way to work?

Everyone says this, but I love all music. If you made me pick however, I would say any classic rock.

Q: What do you love most about being Franklin?

It’s one of the best places I’ve ever lived and I’m an Army brat so that says something. The people are all so friendly and it is so beautiful. 

Q: What’s an interesting fact about you that might surprise people?

I have dabbled in flipping houses with a friend for the last five years.

Q: And lastly, what are you most looking forward to in your new role at the Boat House?

To continue spreading the word about how great the boathouse is and getting to watch it grow.

Y’all be sure to pop into the Boat House next chance you get and introduce yourself to Greg!