Slated to open late 2022, the restaurant and live music venue will be
the local hospitality group’s first Puckett’s location and concept outside of Tennessee
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee-based hospitality group A. Marshall Hospitality (AMH) is expanding across state lines with the opening of a Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in Cullman, Ala. Set to open toward the end of this year, Puckett’s Cullman will be the seventh Puckett’s, along with Tennessee locations in Nashville, Chattanooga, Columbia, Franklin, Murfreesboro and Pigeon Forge.
“Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant has created a great reputation in Tennessee and we are very excited they have chosen Cullman as the site for their first restaurant outside of their home state,” said Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs. “The location on Highway 157 allows them to serve residents in our community but also to target the thousands of travelers on I-65 daily. It is great to see a vacant building repurposed and we look forward to the opening of Puckett’s later this year.”
As it happens, it was a group of Alabama residents who for years regularly made the drive to Tennessee to dine at Puckett’s that drew AMH Proprietor Andy Marshall to seek out a new location in Alabama.
“My wife Jan and I have long-standing ties to Cullman,” said Marshall. “For 15 years, we’ve built a great friendship with whom our family and our associates know lovingly as “The Alabama Girls.” These ladies began visiting Puckett’s restaurants, and brought many of their families and neighbors to our restaurants. We’ve even had a menu item named in their honor. We have often thought that the Cullman area would be a great place to have a Puckett’s. Now it’s happening and we look forward to serving and being a part of Cullman.”
A legendary Southern food and live music destination, Puckett’s is known for its local community ties, Southern hospitality and Memphis-style barbecue smoked low and slow over Cherry wood, as well as a popular line of signature sauces, rubs, spices and marinades. Plans for the newest location include a fullservice dining room offering breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, regular live music and the familiar Puckett’s atmosphere beloved by its loyal customers. The design team tapped Alabama State Senator Garlan Gudger to assist with the redesign of the existing building, which was a former Ruby Tuesday’s. Gudger, who has a long-standing business relationship with the Puckett’s family, was involved in the interior decoration of Puckett’s Pigeon Forge.
“I believe Puckett’s will be well received in Cullman,” said Gudger. “They offer good food, a unique
dining/shopping atmosphere and quality entertainment! Personally, I am excited and cannot wait for
Puckett’s to open. Welcome to Cullman!”
Easily accessible from Interstate 65, roughly halfway between Huntsville and Birmingham, Puckett’s
Cullman will be a popular pit-stop for locals and travelers alike. For updates on the new location and more information about Puckett’s and the AMH family of restaurants, continue to visit amarshallhospitality.com
About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
The Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Today, the locally owned-and-operated brand has six locations in Franklin, Nashville, Columbia, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., with a seventh location opening in Cullman, Ala. in late 2022. When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Southern hospitality and authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember.
About A. Marshall Hospitality
A. Marshall Hospitality (AMH) is a Franklin-based company with 10 family-owned restaurants and hospitality businesses in Middle and East Tenn. and will open an eleventh in Cullman, Ala. in late 2022. Its family of restaurants includes Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Americana Taphouse, Burger Dandy, Deacon’s New South and Scout’s Pub, in addition to Puckett’s Trolley and Puckett’s Catering and Events. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, AMH was recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. The company was also the winner of Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 and 2018 Best In Business Award.
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