Emily West, Nashville Tennessean
Published 3:05 p.m. CT March 13, 2019
Updated 4:15 p.m. CT March 13, 2019
FRANKLIN –– Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant will soon expand to east Tennessee, opening its new location in Pigeon Forge by the end of the summer.
Most recently, A. Marshall Hospitality closed its Homestead Manor concept in order to focus on expansion efforts elsewhere in the company.
“Pigeon Forge is an area that has been on our dream board for several years now, and we have waited patiently for the right spot,” A. Marshall Hospitality CEO Andy Marshall said. “The location of the space that will become home to Puckett’s is appealing due to its draw for locals and visitors alike – a natural fit for our brand and a continuation of the community-minded atmosphere we have established at our other restaurants.”
The 7,700 square-foot building at 2480 Parkway is located next door to the Incredible Christmas Place and across the parkway from The Inn at Christmas Place. The exterior of the restaurant’s building mirrors the design of the Bavarian Village-style buildings unique to the area, while the interior will carry on the Southern decor that’s similar to its other locations.
Marshall said the community was the primary draw for opening a restaurant in that area.
“Sevier County has strong Southern roots, and I have developed a personal fondness for the region through my family and business-related travels,” Marshall said. “We are thrilled to extend our roots into this area and offer an authentic dining experience that is signature to both our brand and to Tennessee.”
An opening for Puckett’s Pigeon Forge is tentatively slated for late summer or early fall.
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