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Franklin’s favorite eatery by McConnell Hospitality Group opens second location in Brentwood


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Brentwood residents who travel south for their favorite eateries can now stay closer to home. 55 South, a concept by the McConnell Hospitality Group, has opened its second location at 7031 Executive Center Dr. in the heart of Brentwood, TN.

“55 South has become such a neighborhood staple in Franklin, and we are excited to create a new home in Brentwood,” said Sharon Davis, director of operations and development at McConnell Hospitality Group. “Our Brentwood location offers a lunch and dinner menu almost identical to Franklin, and we look forward to getting to know the Brentwood community.”

The menu offers fare that is often found along the stretch of Interstate 55 that runs all the way from Memphis to New Orleans, also known as 55 South. Chef Jason McConnell brings his favorite flavors off the road and to the menu, including items such as char-grilled and fried oysters, loaded fries, seafood and sandwiches. Brunch is also offered, including a limited menu of breakfast staples, along with the regular lunch and dinner menus. Drink specials are available, such as a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, along with two-for-one mimosas.

The restaurant is owned by Jason McConnell, who is also the executive chef and owner of McConnell Hospitality Group. This is the first restaurant in a newly formed partnership with Fresh Hospitality, which owns and operates concepts such as Juice Bar, The Grilled Cheeserie and Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint. McConnell is the sole owner of all Franklin properties.

The Brentwood 55 South, which opened on July 24 features 4,000-square-feet and 150 seats. The restaurant also boasts an oversized bar and beverage program unlike anything currently available in the Brentwood neighborhood. 55 South is open Mon. – Thurs. from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri. from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sun. From 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Brunch is available on Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information about 55 South and the McConnell Hospitality Group, visit


55 South is a restaurant concept by Jason McConnell and McConnell Hospitality Group. The restaurant currently has two locations, one in Downtown Franklin, Tenn. and one in Brentwood, Tenn. The menu showcases the chef’s take on downhome, southern comfort food from po’boys to peel-n-eat shrimp. 55 South is open seven days a week and is located at 7031 Executive Center Drive, Suite 101 in the heart of Brentwood, Tenn. 37207 and online at