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Ruby Sunshine Celebrates Dolly’s Birthday With Limited-Edition Menu

Happy Birthday to Tennessee’s leading lady, Dolly Parton!

She’s a hitmaker, a humanitarian and a humble icon – which is exactly why Ruby Sunshine, a Nashville and Franklin’s all-day brunch restaurant, wants to celebrate Dolly this January. Join the Ruby Sunshine team for a special limited-edition Dolly-themed menu while listening to her greatest hits, starting January 15 through January 22. For Dolly’s birthday on January 19th, guests can expect a surprise-and-delight treat to commemorate the occasion further.

This Tennessee-only offer will be available at locations in Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga, Franklin and Nashville, where Dolly now calls home.

“At Ruby Sunshine we’re proud of the culture and history of the South, including its music, and have always admired Dolly Parton both for her talent and for her passion for giving back to her local communities,” said Jennifer Weishaupt, Ruby Sunshine founder. “This birthday celebration is a fun way for fans to pay tribute to the beloved Queen of Country while enjoying a good meal.”

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The limited-time Dolly Parton Birthday Celebration menu will feature five different items, including both savory and sweet options. As one of Ruby Sunshine’s most popular dishes, the beignets take a different approach in honor of the Queen of Country. Named, Jolene, I’m Begging You Please Don’t Take My Beignets, the sweet brunch item will consist of four beignets with candied apple cream cheese filling, topped with Steen’s caramel and Granny Smith apple chips, and of course showered in powdered sugar. Additionally, the menu will have the Hard Candy Christmas Stuffed French Toast, Dish of Many Flavors Benedict Tasting, Islands in the Crème Moonshine and Have a Drink For Me, Applejack.

Ruby Sunshine will continue to offer its standard menu as well, including fan-favorites like BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Egg Cochon Benedict and eye-opening brunch cocktails like the award-winning Bloody Mary. COVID health and safety protocols are in place at all locations, and to-go and delivery options are available for those wishing to celebrate Dolly at home.

Visit Ruby Sunshine at 231 Public Square in downtown Franklin.

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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.