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M.L.Rose Plans Expansion to Murfreesboro

Specific details for the restaurant, including estimated opening, will be released on a later date.

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers has plans to expand to Murfreesboro, making it the fifth location for the local chain. M.L.Rose Murfreesboro will be located in the West Point development off the 1-24 exit at New Salem Road, about a block from the new Costco.

“Murfreesboro is a community I’ve considered expanding to for some time,” says owner Austin Ray. “I’ve been connected to this place since I was born. My mother, Gayle Ray [former Davidson County Sheriff], was born and raised in Murfreesboro and graduated from MTSU, and I have many special memories of visiting my grandmother here. It’s easy to see the incredible growth that’s happening here.”

A rendering of the upcoming Murfreesboro M.L.Rose location.

The original M.L.Rose opened on 8th Avenue South in 2008 and quickly became a staple of the neighborhood. The combination of burgers, pub food and a focus on the emerging craft beer market prompted rapid growth, as well as the second location on Charlotte Avenue, which opened in 2012, M.L.Rose Capitol View, which opened in 2017. M.L.Rose Mt. Juliet, the first location outside of Nashville, opened in 2021. The popular M.L.Rose food truck serves public and private events through the greater Nashville area.

Guests can expect the same ‘get out without getting fancy’ atmosphere other M.L.Rose locations have established. Guests can expect an expansive craft beer menu with 36 local and craft beers on tap, as well as craft burgers.

“Our Mt. Juliet location has been open just more than a year, and the guest response has surpassed our expectations,” said Ray. “We are responding to the demand for local establishments in the greater Nashville area, and we think we’ll be right at home in Murfreesboro.”

For more information, visit mlrose.com or arayhospitality.com.   


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.