Marking a 70th anniversary milestone, Sun Records has expanded its nostalgic Memphis eatery, Sun Diner, to Franklin.
The new Sun Diner location will offer iconic dishes, including Nashville hot chicken and waffles, Love Me Tenders and The King’s Peanut Butter, Bacon and Banana Monte Cristo for pickup and delivery from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Through a partnership with Franklin Junction — the innovative restaurant e-commerce growth platform — consumers will be able to order Sun Diner from major delivery platforms, including UberEats and DoorDash.
The Franklin Host Kitchen is the inaugural location and the first of many that Sun Records and Franklin Junction plan to open throughout the U.S. Franklin Junction’s Host Kitchen experts have “successfully interpreted the iconic record label’s spirit through a diner menu that is replicable and scalable on a national level, without losing quality or tradition of the beloved dishes inspired by rock legends.”
With every Sun Diner order from the Franklin Host Kitchen, customers can post on social media with the hashtag #Sun70 to win an exclusive 70th anniversary vinyl, limited-edition inventory releases or custom-made grab bags.
For the first time ever, Tennesseans can enjoy their favorite Sun Diner classics from the comfort of their own home, while listening to a custom made Sun Records playlist, which will be available on a QR code in every order.
“We’re excited to help Sun Records bring their spirit and flavors to new audiences across the country, beginning with our inaugural location in Franklin,” Franklin Junction co-founder and CEO Rishi Nigam said. “I’m very proud of the team’s work in translating the concept beyond a single iconic location and setting it up for expansion into neighborhoods all over the globe.”
“As the stewards of the Sun Records brand, our goal was to find unique and interesting ways to widen the Sun audience and introduce these legendary songs to a new generation of fans,” added Sun Records Director of Marketing and Brand Partnerships Sam Sklover. “Our partnership with Franklin Junction will do just that — and more. Bringing our Sun Diner property nationwide will allow folks to experience the music and food of Tennessee together in an authentic way. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the label’s 70th anniversary, and the Franklin Junction team have helped make this possible in a huge way.”
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