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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    A quaint, homey, fairly noisey establishment in downtown Franklin. It has a well established clientele with a good mix of tourists! Food is always good, plenty to drink, both hot and cold. Of course, the backery is always a temptation and it is always good!

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    Best Chess Pie!!! I've had in a longtime!!! Great food and family friendly atmosphere. Great location Downtown Franklin!!! Its a very popular place.

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    I have always loved this place. I used to come here as a teenager with people I love and now I come here with my mom whom I love. Great chicken salad and great desserts. Super busy though..

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    Wonderful food

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    Great food, friendly and competent service

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    I absolutely love this place. Whenever I am visiting Franklin, Merridee's is a must stop for breakfast. The atmosphere is fantastic and of course, the bakery items are the best!

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    Stopped for lunch on a Saturday. The chicken salad - as promised - is outstanding. And Oh My, the Key Lime Pie!!!

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    Awesome food.. Awesome live music.

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    This place is a must go in Franklin. Everything is just yummy. And if they ask if you want viking bread, always say yes.

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    The carrot cake is to die for.

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