A. Marshall Family Foods Names New Downtown Nashville Steakhouse Concept

The Southern steakhouse concept that A. Marshall Family Foods is slated to bring to the historic Life & Casualty Tower in downtown Nashville in Summer 2017 will be called Deacon’s New South -- a name with significance to the Marshall family, as is the case with each of their restaurants.

The name Deacon’s -- inspired by restaurateur Andy Marshall’s nickname given to him in college-- was the company’s first instinct when conversations began surrounding the new restaurant’s name, and the one that they finally decided on several months later.

“More often than not, we end up going with our gut,” Marshall, the CEO of A. Marshall Family Foods, said. “We kicked around several ideas but eventually came back to Deacon’s as a team, and with our ‘New South’ descriptor it conveys the vibe we’re seeking to execute -- intriguing, modern, and appealing to millennials and baby boomers alike.”

The restaurant, which is currently under construction, will feature a prominent dry-aging room, where the tenderness and unique flavor of the beef will be enhanced through a lengthy, temperature-controlled process. The exposed kitchen will showcase a wood fire grill, another hallmark of an open design that seeks to provide diners with the opportunity to follow the preparation of their meal from start to finish. Herbs to be used in many of the steakhouse’s recipes will be grown in a sunny spot indoors.

Deacon’s New South will boast two bars, an eclectic lounge and a private area that can be reserved for large parties. Though it was built in the 1950s, the building contains art-deco influences, elements which will be incorporated into the sleek, industrial design of Deacon’s, such as brass and copper details and bold architectural patterns.

A. Marshall Family Foods is currently seeking a chef for Deacon’s who has extensive knowledge in, and enthusiasm for the creation of innovative menus for a diverse market. The chef must be someone who will act as a team leader, with a heart to serve both guests and his or her team through coaching and development.

“The number one thing we look for with anyone we hire is a servant’s heart,” Marshall said. “We of course value experience, creativity and passion for the culinary industry -- but at our core we are people pleasers, and we look to hire professionals who possess these same qualities with a desire to serve.”

Applicants must have at least two years of experience in a lead chef role, with a passion for and knowledge of localized food sourcing. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume via email to Claire Crowell, Chief Operating Officer for A. Marshall Family Foods, at claire@amarshallfamilyfoods.com.

A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. is a Franklin-based company with eleven family-owned restaurants and hospitality businesses in Middle Tennessee, including Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville, downtown Columbia, downtown Chattanooga and downtown Murfreesboro; Puckett’s Boat House, a Southern seafood concept; Puckett’s Trolley, the brand’s mobile venue; Homestead Manor, a ca. 1819 multi-layer property in Thompson’s Station; Scout’s Pub, an upscale, modern pub concept in the Franklin community of Westhaven; and Hattie Jane’s Creamery, an artisan ice cream shop which has locations in Columbia and Murfreesboro. In 2014 and 2015, and 2016, A. Marshall Foods was recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. For more information, go to www.amarshallfamilyfoods.com.