Finally-our new blog is live! We are so excited and hope that it will be fun for our viewers as well.
Over the past several months as our team was rebuilding an entirely new web page system for Puckett’s, our blog has been on hold. That said, we’ve been very busy-both at the restaurant and with our family.
We have launched the first ever Food Trolley. After watching the explosion of popularity with food trucks nationwide, we wanted to get in on the fun. As is our way, we like things old fashioned and genuine. We looked at many different options to create our version of mobile food service and thought the idea of a trolley would be so cool. Our management team looked long and hard for just the right trolley. We found it online in one part of the country and had it remodeled by professionals in northern Indiana. Then we drove it down and had our wonderful artist, Millie, decorate it Puckett’s style. We thought it was pretty cool and unique. When we got some local media to come look at it, we did not realize what a stir our trolley would cause nationally. AP picked up the story, and we found our Puckett’s trolley-lovingly named “Trolley Parton,” (the name was chosen by facebook fan Jessica Winn- Thanks again, Jessica!)-is the first EVER Food Trolley, nationwide! That was pretty fun for all of us.
Not too long after that, our Family began making plans for a new location in Columbia, Tennessee. Those plans are still in the works with the hopes of opening our next Puckett’s in February of 2013. We are looking forward to adding some vitality to the lovely historic square of Columbia, a great town south of Franklin. At the same time, we sold our Leiper’s Fork location to the current operator there, and purchased another historic building in Historic Downtown Franklin-the legendary Gray’s Pharmacy. This is a beloved spot in Franklin that has been abandoned for many years. We, along with some friends of ours-Mark and Joni Cole-are opening Grays On Main Restaurant in the fall. More details to come…
Just when I thought Andy may have some time to breathe, we joined in with another great family in Franklin, and began a whole new concept for Puckett’s. We took an old Boat Locker in downtown Franklin, and turned it into Puckett’s Boat House. It’s still in the comfort food category, but with seafood. Our hope is that our customers will feel as though they are in their favorite Southern Style Seafood restaurant in Florida, or along many of our great rivers in the “Mojo Triangle,” of Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. It’s only been open for a few weeks, but is getting off to a great start.
On a personal note, during this time, we added to our family, as our daughter met and married a handsome young Captain in the US Army. They were engaged over the holidays and wed in April. Needless to say, the Marshall family and the entire Puckett’s family is on the move