A Salute 
to Franklin’s Finest

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

– Mark Twain

This Inaugural Best of Franklin Issue is dedicated to all the hardworking men and women that make up the best and brightest businesses Franklin has to offer. From early morning coffee to late night shows, there isn’t much the residents of Franklin lack due to the wide variety of businesses we all enjoy.

One of the greatest things about Franklin is its love for tradition along with exciting changes on the horizon for our shape-shifting city that we simply cannot yet imagine. From new restaurants, hotels, high-rises and more, we are definitely living in a progressive time.

This issue is a collection of nearly 80,000 votes from our readers and fans of the nominated businesses. We’re overjoyed with the level of interaction the contest received and were equally as surprised with how close many of the categories were – some were separated by only one vote!

A big “thank you” to everyone who took the time to vote. We understand that voting in 45 categories is no small task and credit you with the success of this special edition (especially with how many times you’ve been asked to vote over the last 60 days!).

The weekly heated debate for the Best Barbecue, Best Steak, and more in Franklin can officially be put to bed for the next 12 months! The results are in. We hope you venture forth, Franklin Lifestyle in hand, to experience every business listed!