MIDWEST COMFORT FOOD LOVINGLY INFLUENCED BY THE FRENCH QUARTER, MEXICO, & TEXAS
- ABOUT US -
Amy's On Franklin is a family owned establishment located in the Franklin Street Cultural District in Evansville, IN. Named after the owner, Amy Rivers-Word, this restaurant represents the culmination of her broad experience owning two other successful businesses in the food and entertainment industry, as well as her prolific work in the community.
AOF's focus is on incredibly fresh ingredients, making everything in-house as much as possible, and providing you with customer service that will exceed your expectations. To that end, some incredibly talented people have come together to help us bring Amy's vision to life. Although we cannot feature the whole staff, here are a few of the faces bringing you an experience to remember.
Amy is the owner of Lamasco Bar, Amy’s on Franklin, and founder of the Franklin Street Events Association is the force behind the development of the West Franklin Street district. Amy, was a school science teacher when she had a dream that changed her life. She was returning to the classroom after a sabbatical to care for her young children, when the opportunity presented itself to purchase Lamasco Bar and Grill. That night, she dreamed of converting the old Lamasco into a music venue. Without benefit of experience or business training, she bought the bar and learned on the job. She has used the nearly decade of experience to open her namesake, and on the street where it all began, Amy’s on Franklin.
Her passion is her family, music and the arts, and community. When she gets downtime, she loves to sit on the porch and play guitar. She has three children, Isabelle, Andrew, and Cecilia.
GENERAL MANAGER & HEAD CHEF
Whether he is slaying guitar, singing his thoughtfully crafted songs with his band Gentlemen & Scholars, or in the kitchen coming up with culinary masterpieces, Head Chef Jeremiah Galey is a creative force to be appreciated.
Charles has many years experience working behind the bar, including one of Amy's other restaurants, Lamasco Bar & Grill. He is an inventive bartender with an attention to detail that goes above and beyond to make sure the customer is happy. His positive spirit and infectious smile are absolutely going to win you over. Oh, and his drinks are amazing!