After three successful years with A. Marshall Family Foods Inc, Nashville native and former Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant Manager Ryan Clark is transitioning to the new role of Operations Manager for the Puckett’s Trolley.
The mobile eatery, affectionately nicknamed Ms. Trolley Parton by her fans, offers made-to-order bites from a renovated historic streetcar. Although the food comes with the special Puckett’s stamp, Clark’s passion for catering and events led him to add a few unique additions to the trolley’s menu which includes meat and three options, peach cobbler, smoked wings and more.
“Even though our food truck is a staple and offers signature favorites like Puckett’s classic BBQ sandwich and the redneck burrito, I wanted to add creative dishes like brisket tacos and Puckett’s famous Piggy Mac to make it more eclectic and cool,” Clark said. “I’m really excited to bring a fresh perspective to our menu for public events and festivals, as well as a customized approach for private events like weddings and graduation parties.”
While Clark’s experiences in various A. Marshall brick and mortar locations have grown his love for the restaurant industry, it’s his degree in graphic design from Middle Tennessee State University that gives him an eye for event setup and catering.
“The aesthetic is so important when it comes to events and an element that I want to continue emphasizing and improving,” he said. “I think a lot of people are under the impression that Trolley Parton just parks on the street for public events but the reality is private gatherings are a specialty of ours. The nostalgia of the streetcar plus the Puckett’s brand is just a home run on all fronts.”
Complete with a fully-functional kitchen, the Puckett’s Trolley has been a mainstay in the Nashville and Franklin communities since it began serving diners in 2012. Customizable menus and flexible pricing options are available for those interested in booking the mobile eatery for weddings and exclusive events.
Fans of Ms. Trolley Parton can expect to catch her at a number of festivals and events in the coming months including Cheekwood in Bloom, the Cheekwood Spring Art Hop, the Nashville Film Festival, Main Street Festival, Eat the Street, Bellevue Community Picnic, Jazz Fest, CMA Fest and more.
For a full calendar of events, additional details and to learn more about the Puckett’s Trolley, visit their website.