This is Saffire

Saffire Restaurant & Bar has been a staple at The Factory in Franklin for 16 years, and is a sought-after destination for both locals and visitors to Franklin, TN. We are an intimate restaurant nestled in a historic setting. Our menu is an eclectic, modern take on Southern and American classics that combines locally-grown produce and meats, unique ingredients and indigenous flavors to deliver a truly culinary dining experience.


Proprietor: Tom Morales

A Tennessee native, Tom Morales is the founder of the TomKats Hospitality Group that originated over 30 years ago as a backstage music event catering company.

His love for the city and dedication to its continued growth has led to a number of nationally-acclaimed restaurants, including Saffire Restaurant & Bar, The Southern Steak & Oyster, Acme Feed & Seed and Southernaire Market.

Over the years Morales has been awarded many accolades, most recently being named on Restaurant Business’s Power 20 List (2016), Nashville Business Journal’s “Power 100” list (2015 & 2016), nominated for as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the NEXT Awards (2015), and taking home the District’s “Spirit of the District” award (2014).

Tom at Saffire Restaurant & Bar