Time Flies: Puckett’s In Franklin Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This appeared in Franklin Home Page December 3, 2014. By Michael Ackley.

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant in downtown Franklin will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary Thursday.

Claire Crowell, director of operations for Puckett’s and daughter of owner Andy Marshall, said she “can hardly believe” the restaurant is entering its second decade.

Crowell was waitressing tables as a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University in 2004 when the restaurant first opened its doors.

“When we opened the Franklin location in 2004, the restaurant scene was completely different,” she said. “There was Sandy’s Downtown Grill, which closed, and the Mellow Mushroom was just opening up; that was about it for dinner options downtown. It was a ghost town at night.”

Puckett’s has become an institution in downtown Franklin; however, Crowell said its success was not a sure thing.

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