(As you are reading this today, be aware that Steve and I are in the throes of Cousins Camp 2016. We will be up and at ’em in a big way, feeding breakfast to 10 eager grands who will be ready for all that awaits on my famous Clipboard of Fun. Your prayers for the safety and health of all of us would be greatly appreciated).
If it hadn’t been for a casual Facebook post from my nephew Tom, I never would have known about this place. He displayed a photo of an amazing looking hamburger, and it “just so happened” that we were going to be in Franklin keeping three grands for a few days while their parents were doing mission work in India. GROUND immediately found its way to my meal planning process.
GROUND is located at 330 Mayfield Drive. Just put it in your GPS. It’s off of Carothers Parkway if you’re familiar with the area. It’s a small place. Probably no more than 2 dozen people can be seated at one time, but the tables become vacant pretty quickly, so don’t let that deter you. The menu is built on 3 items — burgers, potatoes and salads. The children’s plates are only $5.00, and on Saturday kids eat free. What a deal! We weren’t in a particularly “healthy” frame of mind the day we visited, so I don’t have any photos of salads to show you, but GROUND does tout fresh, farm-to-table ingredients, so I suspect they would be delicious.
Two of our grands had cheeseburgers with fries. They couldn’t finish even 1/3 of their fries but declared them to be great. Another grandson had a cheeseburger and a baked potato. His meal got 2 thumbs up as well.
Steve and I had El Toro Spuds, his with jalapenos, mine without. Yummo!
If you’d like to try an out-of-the-way, non-chain, farm-to-table cafe, I believe you’ll enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at GROUND. They’re closed on Sunday, so plan accordingly.