Biscuit Love is A Breakfast Lover’s Dream
Article by Buffie Baril
Photography by Provided by Lovely Franklin
Originally published in City Lifestyle Franklin
When Karl and Sarah Worley turned their Airstream food truck into a Nashville biscuit lover’s dream, they had no idea how popular their brand of deliciousness would become. Biscuit Love has grown to three Middle Tennessee locations. You can grab their lighthearted take on Southern brunch food at their Nashville locations in The Gulch or Hillsboro Village. But our favorite location is in Downtown Franklin of course.
Housed in the beautiful Corn house with Queen Anne style architecture, it was rebuilt in 1892 after the original home constructed by a Confederate soldier burned. The Charlie Corn family purchased it in the 1920s and lived there for 60 years. This wealthy Franklin family was the owner of Lillie Mills, makers of Franklin Lily Flour. How appropriate to have our beloved Biscuit Love located in the same home.
Prior to Biscuit Love, the Historic Corn House was a venue and bed and breakfast called Lillie Belle’s. Karl says, “We heard it was going up for sale. We always loved the home and what it represented in Franklin. Since we started in Franklin, we thought it would be a good place to position ourselves in to the community.”
Karl says, “We make everything from scratch. Everything is fresh. We work with as many local and regional farmers and vendors as we can, and the recipes are all from my childhood – family recipes, recipes inspired by what my grandmother used to make.”
Throughout its journey from food truck to brick-and-mortar, Biscuit Love has remained steadfast in its commitment to sourcing from local purveyors like Bear Creek Sausage, Benton’s Bacon, Tennessee Real Milk, and Muletown Coffee.
In 2015, Bon Appétit named the East Nasty “The Best Sandwich in America.” This is high praise coming from the nation’s highly acclaimed food magazine. They remarked on their #1 pick, “East Nasty is a slightly-crunchy-on-the-exterior, fluffy, buttery biscuit topped with a ridiculously good piece of fried chicken, which is swaddled in rich sausage gravy, then topped with (you guessed it) the other half of the biscuit. Is it insane to even call this a sandwich? Definitely—that’s why we love it.”
“We are very grateful to everybody who has helped us get to where we are. Because of the goodness of the food community we’re a part of, we’ve received a lot of support. Our Franklin location has a good mix of tourists and locals.”
When asked about what he loved about Franklin, Karl replied, “I love the loyalty to the community. They have really done a good job embracing the history and leaving the old homes while integrating new into it.” BiscuitLove.com