The Final Countdown: Mission H2O

IMG_0518 We have one week left (where in the world has August gone?) to reach our Mission H2O campaign goal! Through August 31st, diners at our 5th & Church location will have the option to add a donation of $1 or more to the total of their bill. For each dollar donated, two water bottles will be given to Nashville Rescue Mission. 

Our parent company, A. Marshall Family Foods, will match all donations in an effort to make an even larger impact for the Mission and the Nashville homeless community.

Our amazing customers and community supporters, like Propak and SunTrust Private Wealth Management, have allowed us to donate more than 13,000 water bottles to the Mission thus far!


The water bottles are supplied by Kimbro Water Company, who is generous enough to take on a partial sponsorship to lower the cost of the bottles — allowing us to give back even more. Kimbro delivers the water to the Mission on a weekly basis to continue fulfilling that crucial need during one of the hottest months of the year. 

“We’ve seen a tremendous amount of community support, and I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to reach our ambitious goal,” said Rachel Layton, director of marketing for A. Marshall Family Foods. “We’ve been lucky enough to have several local sponsors, like Propak, contribute to the campaign as we make the final push to meet our goal of 25,000 bottles. We’re so grateful to have their support for such a worthy cause.”

Nashville Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping the hungry, homeless, and hurting, and offers programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, and life-recovery. The Mission aims to give members of the community hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity.

Y’all come on in, eat delicious food for a great cause, and help us reach our goal!


Call us biased (nahhh!) but it’s like we always say: our restaurants are not only great places to eat, but they’re also GREAT places to work! With our company’s newest venture, Deacon’s New South, comin’ down the pike for late fall, we’re seeking energetic, friendly, talented folks to join our team more than ever. We love to train up our great employees and give them opportunities to grow (whether they stay at the same restaurant their whole career, or move around to one of our other locations!) and getting a foot in the door at one our existing concepts is a great place to start! (Click here for our current open positions.)

We sat down with three of our original team members who have been with us since the early days to share their favorite memories and sentiments about working for A. Marshall Family Foods. Claire Crowell, Pam Stringer and Doris Stringer started serving up Puckett’s favorites at the first Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in Franklin and 11 years later, they’re still doin’ what they love and lovin’ what they do!

At A. Marshall Family Foods, we pride ourselves on being a family, one that extends across all locations and restaurants. In fact, Claire is the COO of A. Marshall Family Foods and Andy Marshall’s daughter. Pam and Doris are a mother/daughter duo who consider themselves honorary members of the Marshall family!

With Deacon’s New South on the way, there has never been a better time to join our team. Check out what Claire, Pam and Doris have to say about keepin’ it all in the (A. Marshall) family!



We are so proud to announce that A. Marshall Family Foods has earned recognition by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies for the fourth year in a row! Our family-owned, middle Tennessee restaurant and hospitality company — which began as a small local grocery store in the 1990s — has grown to now include eight restaurants, two ice cream shops and a food truck, with a ninth restaurant concept — a steakhouse called Deacon’s New South — opening later this fall.

“It is exciting and a great honor to be included on this list among so many industry greats and other private companies across the state and country,” said Andy Marshall, A. Marshall Family Foods’ CEO. “We’ve had some unbelievable opportunities to expand our brand throughout the years and are grateful to our team and customers for continuing to support our existing concepts and welcoming new ones.”

A. Marshall Foods has experienced a three-year revenue growth of 80 percent and has expanded from 437 employees in 2013 to 688 by the end of 2016! According to Inc., A. Marshall is the third fastest-growing company in the food and beverage industry in Tennessee.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

In addition to Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations in Franklin, Nashville, Columbia, Chattanooga and Murfreesboro, Tenn., Puckett’s Boat House and Puckett’s Trolley, A. Marshall Family Foods owns and operates four more restaurants and hospitality concepts in middle Tennessee. Homestead Manor, an antebellum property with its own restaurant, event venue and farm in Thompson’s Station, opened in 2015. Scout’s Pub in the Franklin community of Westhaven and Hattie Jane’s Creamery in downtown Columbia were opened in summer 2016, and a second Hattie Jane’s opened in March 2017 in Murfreesboro. This fall, Deacon’s New South — a modern, Southern steakhouse — will open in the historic L&C Tower at the corner of Church St. and 4th Ave. N. in downtown Nashville.

The full listing of the 2017 Inc. 5000 winners is available here.


The solar eclipse isn’t the only thing on our minds today: Nashville Restaurant Week has finally arrived! Restaurants across Davidson and Williamson counties have built special menus of delicious meals and are featuring them this week only. We’ve gotta say, Puckett’s has the absolute best of it, with three locations in on the action!

Stop by all three from August 21-27 to try these items before they go away! Puckett’s Gro. in Nashville and Franklin and Puckett’s Boat House have created some amazing, unique dishes that y’all do not want to miss. Be sure to check the menus’ wine pairings to make it complete!

Puckett’s Gro., downtown Nashville

Puckett’s Nashville has a three-course meal this week for just $25. Start with our take on street corn, on the cob with brown butter, feta and green tomatoes with a lime relish. For the main event, choose between honey fried chicken, a brisket grilled cheese or a savory stuffed yam, all with a special Southern twist. Finally, round out your meal the aptly-named Piemageddon, fried apple pie a la mode. YUM! We know you can’t resist making a reservation ~ or checking out the full menu here

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Puckett’s Gro., downtown Franklin

Franklin is serving up the same deal — $25 for all three phenomenal courses — but with a different and equally tasty menu! Kick things off with our country deviled eggs appetizer, then make the tough choice between slow smoked angus ribs or the Puckett’s Sampler of brisket, chicken, ribs and sides for your entree. Then reward yourself with brûléed banana pudding for dessert. We can’t wait for you to try this! Head here to make a reservation or here to see the menu.

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Puckett’s Boat House, downtown Franklin

If seafood is what you’re craving as summer winds down, you can’t do better than the Boat House for Nashville Restaurant Week. We’ll start you out with Oysters en Brochette, which involves our best oysters, deep frying and bacon. Need we say more?! For your entree, pick delectable flounder stuffed with Cajun crab or our airline chicken breast, served with summer squash risotto and cherry tomatoes and a Cajun cream sauce.

For dessert, treat yourself to Nana’s Banana Pudding! We are accepting reservations, and the full menu is online here.

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Wondering what our other restaurants are cookin’ up? Check out the Scout’s Pub and Homestead Manor menus! We can’t wait to see your smiling faces as you #eatlikealocal!


Exciting news, y’all! Madison Suit, a rising college freshman from Sevierville, Tenn., has been named the first-ever recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., in partnership with the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Education Foundation. Madison will use the scholarship to further her educational pursuits in the hospitality and tourism industry (taking a page from our book!)

Madison Suit_AMFF Scholarship Winner

Madison found her love of cooking at an early age. A five years old, she began helping her grandmother in the kitchen. Since then, this interest has become a passion and guided her career path. She will soon begin her freshman year at Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.

An honors student, she served as president of the Culinary Arts program at Sevier County High School and logged more than 400 hours of community service while taking AP classes and maintaining a high grade point average.

“I have invested myself in my future and my dreams over the last three years,” Madison wrote in her application essay. “This scholarship will help me achieve my dreams and give me the chance to go to college.

The scholarship is particularly meaningful to Madison, who could have missed out on the opportunity to attend college: she and her parents have been a single-income family since her father suffered an accident when was in fifth grade. The award of $5,000 will help her attend her university of choice, and we at A. Marshall Family Foods are more than happy to support her in this endeavor.

“Madison is an impressive young lady who will represent our industry well for years to come,” said Andy Marshall our CEO. “As the scholarship’s first recipient, she will always be special to our family.”

Madison’s plans to keep it local struck a chord with us, too: she intends to return to Sevierville after college to pursue a managerial role at a local restaurant, hoping to ultimately gain enough experience to open her own concept one day. 

“I want to invest the skills I learn at school back into the community in which I grew up,” she said.

Madison and other scholarship winners will be recognized at the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association ‘Stars of the Industry’ awards gala on October 5 in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Please join us in congratulating her and wishing her the best of luck at Sullivan University!