Puckett's Chattanooga Announces Foster Yates As New General Manager

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Foster Yates
Foster Yates
- photo by Peter Newsom Photography

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Chattanooga has named Chattanooga native and industry veteran Foster Yates as its new general manager.


Mr.

Yates, who previously served as a manager at the restaurant, began his role as general manager at the start of 2018. The announcement follows the transition of the restaurant’s previous general manager, Max Stephenson, to a new role as director of information technology for the restaurant’s parent company, A. Marshall Hospitality.


“Foster has been with our Chattanooga team for more than a year now, and we have been consistently impressed with his drive, creativity and compassion,” said Claire Crowell, COO of A. Marshall Hospitality. “We are ready to see how he tackles this new opportunity, and we know that he’ll do great things in Chattanooga. ”


Mr. Yates, who has more than 18 years of experience in the restaurant industry, has lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and says that he is thrilled to be a member of this community.


“Taking on this role of general manager in my hometown is truly special for me. It allows me to be close to my family and have their support, as well as the support of the community as a whole,” Mr. Yates said. “I’m excited to keep finding new ways for Puckett’s to get involved, give back and continue growing our brand here in Chattanooga.”


As a kidney transplant recipient, Mr. Yates is a dedicated supporter of The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga, along with other local organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Camp Big Fish.


Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, at 2 W. Aquarium Way, is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  




Chick-fil-A’s Tennessee Expansion Continues With Opening Of East Ridge Restaurant On Wednesday

Local franchise owner Heath Kyle, one of five operators in his family, opened Chattanooga’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurant on Wednesday, and is celebrating with a special grand opening Road Trip. The interactive field trip will transport up to 100 participants around the Chattanooga area in order to earn a year supply of Chick-fil-A meals.  Over 60 Chick-fil-A ... (click for more)

EPB And Crabtree Farms Sprout Downtown Pop-Up Farm Stand

Through a continuing partnership with Crabtree Farms, Chattanooga’s community-focused sustainable farm and agricultural resource, EPB will provide space in the heart of the city’s Innovation District for a Pop-Up Farm Stand to support the growing interest in fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. The Pop-Up Farm Stand will be inside an EPB branded tent at the corner of Market ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Hixson Pike Saturday Night

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Saturday night on Hixson Pike. Chattanooga Police Department responded at 10:05 p.m. to a pedestrian struck at 5400 Hixson Pike.   A Ford F150 driven by Francis Lamonica, 66, was traveling north in the fast lane. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.   Mr. Lamonica was ... (click for more)

Aaron Biddle, 21, Shot And Killed On Basswood Drive Saturday Afternoon; Jadarius Knox, 23, Arrested For Criminal Homicide

Aaron Biddle, 21, was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon. Jadarius Knox, 23, has been arrested, and charged with criminal homicide. The Chattanooga Police Department responded around 3:45 p.m. to the 7800 block of Basswood Drive on reports of a person who had been shot.  Upon arrival, police were able to locate the victim who had succumbed to his injuries. Knox ... (click for more)

Erlanger Is Earning Its Money

First of all, I don’t know what I’m talking about. However, I do have an opinion on the facility based on my past and recent visits thereto. Secondly, if you find yourself at Erlanger for anything other than welcoming a brand new baby or something else that’s happily miraculous, you’ve either done something stupid (me); somebody else did and you’re paying the price, or, God gave ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Memorial Day, 2018

Sometime next Monday , the GrowJoy Nursery in Indiana is going to send me a dozen yellow flowers and I am going to do something with them that will be a lot of fun for me. Each of the Gold Star Perennial Mums comes in a 2.5-inch pot and costs $8.58 apiece and that includes free shipping. What’s more, for every plant GrowJoy sells, they will give $5, again from each plant, to ... (click for more)