Longtime breakfast, lunch stop Half Way Market and Diner re-emerges in Franklin

From left: Nellie King, co-owner Kellye King and Faye Martin work at the Halfway Market and Diner at 1419 W. Main St. in Franklin. The restaurant, which closed in 2019, reopened Jan. 10 in a new location. (Courtesy Halfway Market and Diner)
From left: Nellie King, co-owner Kellye King and Faye Martin work at the Halfway Market and Diner at 1419 W. Main St. in Franklin. The restaurant, which closed in 2019, reopened Jan. 10 in a new location. (Courtesy Halfway Market and Diner)

From left: Nellie King, co-owner Kellye King and Faye Martin work at the Halfway Market and Diner at 1419 W. Main St. in Franklin. The restaurant, which closed in 2019, reopened Jan. 10 in a new location. (Courtesy Halfway Market and Diner)

Over two years after shutting its doors, the popular Halfway Market and Diner, a deli, country market, and sit-down breakfast and lunch restaurant, reopened Jan. 10 in Franklin, according to owners Paul and Kellye King.

The restaurant, at 1419 W. Main St., Franklin, lost its lease in 2019 on its original Southall Road and Carter’s Creek Pike location after operating there for 12 years, they said.

Customer favorites on the menu include breakfast biscuits with ham, bacon, chicken, sausage or tenderloin with lunch items including burgers and turkey, ham, roast beef and fried bologna sandwiches, according to a menu on Facebook.

"The menu is evolving, but we have everything that we had at our old store," Kellye King said.


The owners decided to keep the original name of the business because of familiarity with the public, as it refers to their previous location lying roughly equidistant between Brentwood, Leiper's Fork and Franklin, owner Paul King said.


"When we reopened, we wanted to keep the name for our family of customers to know where we are," Paul King said.

Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 615-708-7726 or visit the restaurant's Facebook page for more information.
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