Merridee's Breadbasket

Merridee McCray, the founder of Merridee’s Breadbasket, grew up baking breads, pies and sweets from scratch with her mother. It was a tradition passed on to her by her grandmother, Anna Maria Faust, who once served as head cook for the Pillsbury family. When Merridee passed away in 1993, Jim Kreider bought Merridee’s Breadbasket. Today, Jim and his exceptional team are still making everything from scratch, creating products that not only have a great taste, but are nutritional as well. Merridee’s features a variety of baked goods, homemade soups, quiches and fresh salads.

Merridee McCray, the founder of Merridee’s Breadbasket, grew up baking breads, pies and sweets from scratch with her mother. It was a tradition passed on to her by her grandmother, Anna Maria Faust, who once served as head cook for the Pillsbury family. When Merridee passed away in 1993, Jim Kreider bought Merridee’s Breadbasket. Today, Jim and his exceptional team are still making everything from scratch, creating products that not only have a great taste, but are nutritional as well. Merridee’s features a variety of baked goods, homemade soups, quiches and fresh salads.

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    This place has ambiance and great food. The people were very helpful and gave great customer service.  You must go downtown and enjoy this wonderful place.

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    Great food and bakery! Well hell for that matter a good selection of coffee to!

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    Great food! Great vibe!

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    They have wonderful food

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    Best Spinach & Feta sandwiches ever!!!

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    As a "local" I've enjoyed Merridee's for a long time. Thanks for the food and friendly faces.

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    We came here on a Saturday for brunch and the line was out the door. As it was at most other places in downtown Franklin. Do not be intimidated by this line, it moves fairly quickly and there is anough turnover and space that there will be a table for you when you are done ordering. That said, don't be that guy that sends half your party to hold a table while you stand in line, that's not how it works, ANYWHERE!We ended up sitting outside in the back since it was a decent enough morning. I had the egg salad sandwich which was pretty basic, but the bread was excellent. It came with a soup, so I thought, but was mistaken. When I asked about it, they brought me one with no charge and I did not have to wait in that long line again. Great service! The pastries were the best part for sure as we got one of the mint fudges which was a great end to the meal.

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    I'm from Colorado and pleasantly surprised at the healthy menu options right alongside some truly decadent and savory choices. The Reuben is fantastic as is the chicken salad wrap. The staff is friendly and helpful. The place is clean and smells great. The bread is quite delicious as well. The prices are about what you'd expect if not a little more reasonable than average. Finally the desserts, desserts, and did I mention the desserts? They are fantastic!! Go hungry, leave full to the brim with a bit of guilt. :-)

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    Great bakery and their chicken salad is the best. First time I tried fruit tea too. Loved it! I am hooked and their pot pies are so good so is the sourdough bread.

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    Classic atmosphere. Super bakery...

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