Puckett’s Among Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Companies of 2014

Can you believe it?! A. Marshall Family Foods–which owns and operates our Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations, Puckett’s Boat House and GRAY’S on Main in Franklin–was recognized this month on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, y’all!

With 300-plus employees, our family-owned restaurants and hospitality venues have created more than 260 jobs over the past three years, a 450% level of growth that earned A. Marshall Family Foods the 978th spot on the list!

We’re incredibly grateful for the recognition, and Andy Marshall (he’s the owner of A. Marshall Family Foods) will be the first one to tell you we couldn’t have done it without y’all’s help and support:

“The Puckett’s family is honored to be included on a list as prestigious as this one. Of course, our success is really thanks to the community that supports us and the teams that manage and run the restaurants, helping uphold our good name.”

Other cool notables? A. Marshall Family Foods is Tennessee’s only top-20 honoree in the Food & Beverage category, and of the 80 Tennessee companies on the list, we had the 12th most growth and ninth most in the Nashville metro area.

“[A. Marshall Family Foods is] A family-owned restaurant business that offers live music in addition to a Southern food menu. It hires from within the community it serves when expanding its business,” reads the Inc. profile on the company.

Needless to say, Andy knows a little something about growing a business! A Tennessee native, he grew up in the grocery business. At age 26, he purchased his first grocery store—an investment that quickly led to four additional locations, and eventually the title of president of the Tennessee Grocers Association and the Piggly Wiggly Association.

Though the Puckett’s name started as a little country store 60 years ago in Williamson County, we’ve evolved into the popular restaurant and music venue serving you the same Southern favorites and great service since Andy took ownership in 1998.

“Each of our eateries upholds the tradition of quality food tied to our Tennessee roots, and a gathering spot for friends and family members to catch up relax, or business associates to make a deal,” says Andy. “It may be a birthday party or a songwriting session, but through it all, we want to maintain that feeling of sitting in your own kitchen.”

Profiles of the top 500 companies will appear in the September issue of Inc. magazine. For a full list of Inc. 5000 honorees, go here.

Andy Marshall, owner + Claire Marshall Crowell, director of operations

Andy Marshall, owner, and Claire Marshall Crowell, director of operations