PUCKETT’S RESTAURANT LOCATIONS TO OFFER THANKSGIVING BUFFET, SPECIAL TO-GO DINNERS FOR TURKEY DAY
Puckett’s All-Inclusive Holiday Meals Mean Less Kitchen, More Family Time For You
To many, Thanksgiving means celebrating the past year’s blessings around a familial table. As a way to help alleviate the stress of preparing a traditional meal—and all the time that entails—Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations in Franklin and Nashville are offering extensive take-out and dine-in options this holiday season.
Customers weary of preparing a whole feast on their own can order from extensive holiday to-go menus tailored for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, with options such as whole turkeys roasted, smoked or fried; smoked buffet hams slow-cooked in the Puckett’s famous smoker; cherry-smoked pulled pork; smoked racks of baby back ribs; and more.
The Southern-style sides are also just as likely to be the center of attention on the Thanksgiving table as the turkey, with Puckett’s specialties including casseroles—green bean, squash, broccoli and rice, and sweet potato are favorites—available by the quart or half-pan, along with fresh-baked yeast rolls and more. To sweeten the deal, Puckett’s is also offering their famous homemade pies and cobblers.
Locals can also look forward to the same made-from-scratch dishes provided in Puckett’s holiday pick-up dinners that they enjoy at the Franklin and Nashville stores year ‘round. Marshall said that many of the classics are old family recipes that have been handed down over the years.
“Most of these dishes—like the cornbread dressing and giblet gravy, the corn pudding and others—have been passed down from the Marshall family Thanksgiving table,” Marshall said. “It made sense that we would share them on the Puckett’s table as well.”
In addition to the take-out options, both Puckett’s Restaurant locations will be open Thanksgiving Day—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Franklin and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Nashville—for families to enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with all the traditional fixings: sliced turkey, honey smoked ham, fried chicken and pulled pork, and all of the famous Puckett’s sides with fresh-baked pie to top it all off.
Owner Andy Marshall said the country restaurant opens its doors on the national holiday in keeping with Puckett’s spirit of community, and that diners can expect the same hospitality you’d receive in your family’s home.
“This time of year is about spending time with family, and we consider our neighbors and customers an extension of that,” Marshall said. “Thanksgiving is a holiday we look forward to each year, to share a home-cooked meal with our loved ones, and we’re excited to continue the tradition for another season.”
When the Marshalls first took ownership of the original Puckett’s, Andy would wake up every morning before sunrise to slow smoke his award-winning barbecue. Come Thanksgiving, whole turkeys would take the place of pork butts in the smoker, and it became a tradition for the whole family to pitch in. For them, Thanksgiving holds nostalgic memories of serving the community.
“We’ve opened our doors and invited our guests in for a full ‘turkey with all the trimmings’ dinner since our first season with Puckett’s. Our family has some great memories all pitching in to prepare the holiday orders, and it’s become a tradition for us,” he said. “Thanksgiving’s not always about spending hours in a kitchen cooking the holiday meal; it’s about time with family and appreciating each other. We want to give people back that time.”
The Puckett’s Restaurant location in Columbia, Tenn., will also be providing its guests similar Thanksgiving options, with its own to-go holiday menu and the store will be open Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m. till 3 p.m., for a buffet-style meal.
For customers looking for more non-traditional dishes, Puckett’s Boat House—another of Marshall’s restaurants in downtown Franklin, serving Gulf classics with a Puckett’s twist—is also offering a holiday to-go menu. Choose from coast-inspired options such as oyster dressing, seafood lasagna, fried cabbage, pineapple casserole and more. For more details on Puckett’s Boat House and its holiday menus, pricing and order instructions, visit the website at www.puckettsboathouse.com.
For more information on Thanksgiving at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, including to-go dinner menus, pricing and ordering instructions, visit the website at www.puckettsgrocery.com.
The all-inclusive Thanksgiving buffet is $25, and $12.99 for those 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made on the Puckett’s website or by calling 615-794-5527 [Franklin] and 615-770-2772 [Nashville].