Read the most popular stories from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

Now open and coming soon: 8 new restaurants in Franklin, Brentwood

Several new eateries have opened in recent weeks or plan to later this year.

'Virtual restaurant' Burger Dandy launches in Franklin

Burger Dandy, a delivery- and to-go-only business, launched Feb. 10 from the kitchen of Americana Taphouse in downtown Franklin.

Tennessee joins Walmart, Sam's Club to distribute vaccine

Beginning Feb. 12, Tennessee will become one of 22 states across the U.S. to partner with Walmart to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

North Italia to open location at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

Italian eatery North Italia will open a new location at McEwen Northside, located at McEwen and Aspen Grove drives in Cool Springs.

Mercy Community Healthcare launches COVID-19 vaccine program as state works to send more doses

As the state continues the rollout of its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, more local health care providers are getting access to doses, allowing for more eligible residents to receive immunizations.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.