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Hattie Jane’s Creamery

Hattie Jane’s Creamery


Hattie Jane’s Creamery Set to Bring Inspired Ice Cream to Columbia’s Public Square

COLUMBIA, Tenn. ­­ A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., the company behind Puckett’s Gro., Puckett’s Boat House, Homestead Manor and the modern pub concept Scout’s Pub set to open in Franklin, is adding another establishment to its portfolio of popular brands. Hattie Jane’s Creamery, an artisan ice cream shop inspired by the Marshall family’s love for the dessert, will open in downtown Columbia early this summer, with plans for a second location already in the works.

Claire Marshall Crowell, chief operating officer of A. Marshall Family Foods and the visionary behind Hattie Jane’s, says ice cream has long been a staple in her family. “It’s a Marshall thing. It’s always the comfort food for us and it’s what we do on vacation, or on a work trip to a new city. We go to the best bars and restaurants, but we also always seek out the best ice cream places.”

The creamery, named after Crowell’s daughter, will keep its selection small but unique, offering creative flavors that will feature high­quality ingredients and will be absent of fillers and additives. The ice cream will be produced in small batches on­site and the recipes will at first be a collaboration between Homestead Manor Head Chef Corey King and Scout’s Pub Head Chef Keith West while the store seeks an Ice Cream Chef. Ben Stepp, general manager of Puckett’s Gro. in Columbia, will oversee operations of the creamery located next door to the restaurant.

In keeping with the down­home, family­inspired­and­owned theme, Hattie Jane’s will offer homemade hot fudge and caramel syrups, fresh­baked cookies for ice cream sandwiches and waffle cones made in­house.

“Hattie Jane’s is a reflection of my family and me, and the places we most enjoy,” Crowell said. “It will be modern, but nostalgic; comfortable, but sophisticated. We think we can really push the envelope with the flavors and provide people with the unique culinary experience we’ve accomplished with our other restaurants.”

The creamery will sell pints of its ice cream in­store and plans to eventually include it on the Puckett’s restaurants’ menus.

About Hattie Jane’s Creamery

Opening in summer 2016 next to Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Columbia, Tenn., Hattie Jane’s Creamery takes A. Marshall Family Foods. Inc.’s knack for creating an authentic Southern cooking experience for its patrons and invites them to stick around after dinner for a scoop or two of ice cream. By partnering with local farms and producing the ice cream on­site, it gives customers a true homemade, unique experience that is signature to the A. Marshall brand.