Despite restaurant closing, patron’s memories keep institution alive

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In the heart of downtown Franklin, Don & Dona’s Restaurant was known for its biscuits and gravy, massive sandwiches and a great cup of coffee.

To the patrons who loved it, the eatery was a place to make memories. It was where parents took their children for their first milkshakes, where fathers and daughters met to discuss their week.

College friends would gather in the morning to recover from late nights, and showers for expectant mothers and brides-to-be were hosted at its well-worn tables.

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