Puckett’s Holding Job Fair to Fill 70 Positions This Week

Hey y’all! As we near the completion of our two-story space in downtown Columbia, we’re holding a three-day job fair this week to fill more than 70 staff positions.

We’re hosting interviews at our new location at 15 Public Square on Thursday, 9 a.m. to Noon and 2-6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon and 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Available positions include managers, bartenders, servers, hosts, line cooks, bussers and dishwashers.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response of the community, and we’re excited to see that enthusiasm carry over into our talent search this week,” says Director of Operations Claire Marshall Crowell. “We’re a family-owned business that focuses on treating customers like friends. We’ve been fortunate to find employees with a servant’s heart at our other locations, and we’ll be looking for personalities that fit the Puckett’s personality.”

The downtown Columbia location will be the flagship for Puckett’s Creamery, an ice cream shop that will offer hand-churned product next door to the restaurant. We”ll also house a second-story event center, which will accommodate up to 400 people.

This will be the fourth location for the Marshall family-owned Puckett’s family of restaurants (Puckett’s Boat House opened in Summer 2012), which also operates in downtown Franklin and downtown Nashville. The restaurant’s last job fair drew more than 700 candidates.

Puckett’s Columbia will begin serving food in mid-March. It will be open Thursday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday and Monday for breakfast and lunch.

Interested parties can download an application at www.puckettsgrocery.com/columbia. 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 welcome.

For updates about its progress and more information about the restaurant, visit its Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/puckettscolumbia.


Roses are Red, Violets are Blue….

Roses are red, Violets are blue
Single or spoken for
Puckett’s Boathouse wants to spend Valentine’s Day
with you!
Do Valentine’s this year Cajun-style, with some live music, good food and our amazing Puckett’s Boathouse Valentini–a signature drink created by our bartender, Doug, especially for you!
It will have you wishing Valentine’s Day was everyday.

Valentini Recipe:
1 oz. blood orange vodka
1 oz passion fruit
fresh squeeze orange juice
splash of fresh squeezed lime juice
dash of orangebitters chilled in a martini glass

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

Singer/songwriter & Former U.S. Marine Markus Fox Performs at Puckett’s for TV Show

Marine’s Song and Story Featured in Upcoming Episode Filmed at Puckett’s 5th & Church

Ok y’all, we’ve got something pretty darn cool to announce. A NBC Sports Network show “American Hero Experience” episode is going to be filmed at Puckett’s in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Feb. 2!  Outdoor Music has partnered with the show to help make a dream come true for aspiring singer/songwriter and former U.S. Marine, Markus Fox!

The network is bringing Markus to Nashville to record his song, “Sacrifices,” which will be used periodically on the new show. And he’s performin’ that song at our 5th & Church location… and sharin’ a stage with famed songwriters Wynn Varble, Don Poythress, Karen Staley, and Brad Cotter! How cool is that?

HERE’S THE THING: if you want to see the taping of the show, we’re all booked up (BUT you can call 615-770-2772 for the waiting list). However, we’ve got reservations open for later Saturday night… and you might still catch the crew + Markus!

Why Markus Fox?
Producers of the show were overwhelmed with emails about Markus and “Sacrifices” during their search for a new theme song. They invited Markus and his father to St. Petersburg, Florida to discuss using his song for the show. When the two arrived at the Guy Harvey Outpost, the producers surprised Markus with the news that they had arranged a three-day dream-come-true fishing trip with “Hit and Run” fishing charters.

About Markus Fox
Markus, who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, had his father ship his guitar to a combat zone, and his music not only became therapy for his time away from his Alabama home, it also lifted the spirits of his fellow soldiers.

More About The Episode
During his time on the water taping the episode, Markus discussed PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the tragic story of a friend he lost during the tour.

About “American Hero Experience”
“American Hero Experience” kicked off January 10, 2013 on the NBC Sports Network. The show is co-hosted by disabled Gulf War Vet Sgt. Joe Kowalski (USMC, Ret.) and Keith Alan, who also serves as Executive Producer of the show. When Kowalski realized how fishing was helping him deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he figured it could help other veterans, so he started a fishing outreach program. His service to our country as a Marine, and his dedication to his fellow veterans and returning service members made him a natural fit for a television series dedicated to recognizing heroes, creating awareness for their needs and illustrating the therapeutic value fishing provides.

It introduces modern day American heroes who share inspirational stories, as they discover the unique therapy that outdoor recreation provides while on ultimate experiences with pro athletes and celebrities in world class destinations.

About Outdoor Music
Outdoor Music, is owned by Franklin, TN based Dalia Entertainment Group. The indie music label’s catalog includes exclusive Baseball, Hunting, and Fishing Master recordings, like the classic Andy Griffith Show theme song, The Fishin’ Hole, featuring Darryl Worley and Wynn Varble. http://www.outdoormusic.com

2013 Restaurant Week: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (both locations in Franklin and Nashville) and Puckett’s Boat House are proud participants of Nashville Originals Restaurant Week, a semi-annual event celebrating local dining. The 2013 winter event is Monday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 20.

The week highlights special menus + prices for those who join in on the fun… and our three restaurants are excited about the exclusive dishes the chefs have whipped up for the week!

Check out menus below, and a couple sneak previews for what’s in store.

Puckett’s Boat House

The Boat House at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin has a delicious lineup in store for its lunch and dinner guests who want to indulge in Restaurant Week: Blackened Chicken Oscar, Apricot Glazed Pork Chop Medallions, Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp, a combination oyster platter and three decadent desserts like your grandma used to make!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

A three-course meal is $20.13, and includes your choice of soup or salad, an entree, dessert and a soft drink or iced tea. Available for lunch and dinner, Jan. 14-Jan. 20. Call (615) 790-2309 for reservations or questions. Enjoy!  [Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended.]

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (Franklin + Nashville)

Both our Franklin (120 Fourth Avenue South) and Nashville (500 Church Street) locations are serving up a tasty menu that features Puckett’s trademark Southern touches with a special kick for the week. Dishes include: the Kickin’ Chicken, Bubba’s Bones and BBQ Shrimp & Bacon Grits. Wine pairing suggested with each selection!

Nashville and Franklin menu

A three-course meal is $20.13, and includes a House salad, entree, homemade cobbler and non-alcoholic beverage. Available for lunch and dinner, Jan. 14-Jan. 20. Call 615-794-5527 [Franklin] or 615-770-2772 [Nashville] for reservations or questions. Enjoy!  [Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended.]

Bubba's Bones