January brings a focus on next steps and new ventures, and the restaurant scene is no exception as many eateries make their debuts and announce expansions around this time of year.
Here are a few of the new restaurants making their way to a Williamson County neighborhood near you in 2020:
Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes
The new Hill Center mixed-use facility in Brentwood is set to debut Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes in Middle Tennessee.
This Texas-based chain features a variety of burger types for all dietary needs — vegetarian, gluten free, keto, paleo, gluten free — alongside its classic angus beef burgers, hand-cut fries and milkshakes.
The burger joint is set to open this spring. For more information, visit mooyah.com.
Peace, Love & Little Donuts
In the same Brentwood facility, a Pittsburgh-based donut shop joins the mix, marketing to everyone’s “inner hippie.”
The shop’s donut selection matches its color-splashed website as the menu features vibrant creations such as the banana split donut topped with a cherry, the “dirt” donut complete with a rainbow gummy worm, the fruity pebbles donut with a colorful crunch and the strawberry French toast donut topped with sweet jam. However, the shop carries the classics such as Boston cream, maple, chocolate, vanilla and more for those not quite ready to announce their hippie status.
Find out more about the business and the full menu at peaceloveandlittledonuts.com.
Tiny Little Donuts
Small donuts seem all the rage nowadays, and local staple Tiny Little Donuts plans to open a second Airstream location on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin this year.
The new Airstream will be parked near Bar-B-Cutie and will offer its warm, classic flavors, including cinnamon sugar, lemon glazed, dark chocolate and maple.
For more information, visit tinylittledonuts.com.
Another sweet shop is coming to Franklin as Texas-based Tiff’s Treats opens its fourth Middle Tennessee location in the mixed-use space McEwen Northside in Cool Springs.
This cookie shop focuses on its gift boxes, catering and delivery full of classic cookies and other sweet treats. The exact opening date is yet to be announced, but it is set to open this year.
For more information, visit cookiedelivery.com.
Also expanding into Cool Springs is the Nashville hot chicken joint Party Fowl.
This will be the local restaurant’s fourth location and the first in Williamson County. Locals will no longer have to drive into Nashville to enjoy various dishes (street tacos, beignets, po’ boys) à la hot chicken.
The new restaurant is slated to open in February. For more information, visit partyfowl.com.
Hop House Tennessee Taps
This bar and restaurant seeks to capture the spirit of Tennessee, providing familiar flavors for locals and a taste of the Volunteer State for tourists.
Taphouse owner Mark Cook faced a few setbacks in construction, but he is prepared to open his doors very soon to serve 36 Tennessee beers alongside locally inspired food.
Located on Fifth Avenue North in Franklin, Hop House is scheduled to open either the third or fourth weekend of January. For more information, visit hophousetntaps.com.