We are so proud to announce that A. Marshall Family Foods has earned recognition by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies for the fourth year in a row! Our family-owned, middle Tennessee restaurant and hospitality company — which began as a small local grocery store in the 1990s — has grown to now include eight restaurants, two ice cream shops and a food truck, with a ninth restaurant concept — a steakhouse called Deacon’s New South — opening later this fall.

“It is exciting and a great honor to be included on this list among so many industry greats and other private companies across the state and country,” said Andy Marshall, A. Marshall Family Foods’ CEO. “We’ve had some unbelievable opportunities to expand our brand throughout the years and are grateful to our team and customers for continuing to support our existing concepts and welcoming new ones.”

A. Marshall Foods has experienced a three-year revenue growth of 80 percent and has expanded from 437 employees in 2013 to 688 by the end of 2016! According to Inc., A. Marshall is the third fastest-growing company in the food and beverage industry in Tennessee.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

In addition to Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations in Franklin, Nashville, Columbia, Chattanooga and Murfreesboro, Tenn., Puckett’s Boat House and Puckett’s Trolley, A. Marshall Family Foods owns and operates four more restaurants and hospitality concepts in middle Tennessee. Homestead Manor, an antebellum property with its own restaurant, event venue and farm in Thompson’s Station, opened in 2015. Scout’s Pub in the Franklin community of Westhaven and Hattie Jane’s Creamery in downtown Columbia were opened in summer 2016, and a second Hattie Jane’s opened in March 2017 in Murfreesboro. This fall, Deacon’s New South — a modern, Southern steakhouse — will open in the historic L&C Tower at the corner of Church St. and 4th Ave. N. in downtown Nashville.

The full listing of the 2017 Inc. 5000 winners is available here.