615.790.3755 OPEN MON - WED 7:00 AM - 5:00PM, THU - SAT 7:00AM - 9:00PM OPEN MON - WED 7:00 AM - 5:00PM
THU - SAT 7:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Bowl of Taco Soup with a slice of fresh bead on Merridee's blue gingham tablecloth

  • Platter of sandwiches with Merridee's Catering Menu

  • Merridee's iced pumpkin pound cake on a platter

  • Merridee's Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • Pan of Merridee's house biscuits fresh from the oven

  • French Toast

Welcome to Merridee's

Stop by to enjoy our cozy atmosphere

and our wonderful decorated Tea Cakes as we welcome the beauty of the season in Franklin.

Merridee McCray

Merridee Erickson, founder of Merridee’s Breadbasket, grew up on the family farm near Winthrop, Minnesota, baking breads, pies and sweets with her mother. Saturday was bread-baking day, and by the age of nine she was doing most of the baking herself. Merridee attended the University of Minnesota where she studied Food Business. While there, she met and married Tom McCray. In 1973, Merridee and Tom moved to middle Tennessee. In 1981 Merridee began retailing her fresh-baked goods from a little log cabin in Fairview. As word spread, she was asked to open a shop as part of the historic revitalization of downtown Franklin.