Ice cream, doughnuts and pizza: 3 recently opened restaurants in Franklin, Brentwood plus 2 more coming soon

Hattie Jane's Creamery held a grand opening for its new Franklin location April 22. (Courtesy Hattie Jane's Creamery)
Hattie Jane's Creamery held a grand opening for its new Franklin location April 22. (Courtesy Hattie Jane's Creamery)

Hattie Jane's Creamery held a grand opening for its new Franklin location April 22. (Courtesy Hattie Jane's Creamery)

Several new eateries have recently opened their doors or will do so in the coming weeks.

Now Open


Duck Donuts opened April 17 at 101 Creekside Crossing, Ste. 1000, Brentwood. The bakery offers fresh-made doughnuts made in its open kitchen with signature toppings and flavors. Duck Donuts also offers coffee drinks, breakfast sandwiches, milkshakes and sundaes. www.duckdonuts.com

Coaltown Pizza & Public House opened in early April in Westhaven at 187 Front St., Ste 103, Franklin, and offers signature pizzas such as Buffalo chicken; margherita pizza; and smashed potato pizza made with garlic ricotta sauce, bacon, cheese and smashed potatoes. www.coaltownpizza.com


Hattie Jane's Creamery held a grand opening April 22 for its new location in Franklin at 3078 Maddux Way, Ste. 100, in the Camden Commons shopping center. The shop, which also operates locations in Columbia and Murfreesboro, offers housemade ice cream flavors such as Nana Puddin', Toasted Coconut Minty Chip and Chocoholic as well as seasonal flavors such as Blood Orange Mimosa and Strawberry Jam. 615-567-6749. www.hattiejanescreamery.com

Coming Soon


Waldo’s Chicken & Beer will open a second location later this year at 108 New Hwy. 96 W., Franklin, in the former location of Captain D’s. The eatery, which also opened a location on Liberty Pike earlier this year, is slated to open later this year; however, an exact opening date has not been announced. Waldo’s offers fried chicken dishes with signature sides and sauces as well as a drink menu featuring local craft beers. www.waldoschicken.com

Big Bad Breakfast will open a new location at 1201 Liberty Pike, Franklin, in April, according to the company. The restaurant, which also operates a location in Nashville, offers breakfast and lunch, serving signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, biscuits and breakfast skillets. Big Bad Breakfast also offers a house coffee blend, cocktails and local craft beers. https://bigbadbreakfast.com
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.