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August 12, 2022

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Pepper + Peach Hot Chicken Spices Up Murfreesboro

It’s no secret that many restaurants have been struggling during COVID-19. However, one local couple has been having a hot year. 

Juan Edgerton and his wife, Tami, opened Pepper + Peach Hot Chicken on Old Fort Pkwy in Murfreesboro in early October to a sellout crowd and two-hour waits. But for all customers, the wait was worth it.

Juan and Tami are also the owners of Peach Cobbler Factory, which recently opened a location in Smyrna.

They opened with a very simple menu, but plan to add to it. Currently, they offer hot wings or hot chicken tenders at six levels of spicy:

  • No spice
  • a smidgen of heat
  • a couple of beads of sweat
  • does the AC work in this place
  • you may need a fire extinguisher
  • you’re on your own buddy.

There are five sides: crinkle fries, coleslaw, Southern collard greens, candied sweet potatoes, and five-cheese mac and cheese. All meals can be topped off with some of their delicious, award-winning cobbler.

While it seems like an overnight success, it has been hard work. After relocating from New Orleans after Katrina hit, they built a loyal following after opening their first Peach Cobbler Factory at the Nashville Farmer’s Market. Then they moved to a food truck, eventually getting up to four traveling all over Middle Tennessee to various festivals and events.

Starting slow was their original plan. They have done very little advertising, just putting some introductory videos and information on their Peach Cobbler Factory Facebook page and their Instagram. But with fifty thousand followers, it definitely seems word has gotten out.

Pepper + Peach
1824 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
615-512-5970
facebook.com/cobblerfactory
Hours: Open Every Day 12pm – 9pm

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.