Our white bread made with milk, fresh eggs and honey using unbleached spring wheat flour.
Oatmeal, unbleached spring wheat flour, brown sugar, corn oil, salt and a minimum of eggs - delicious and nutritious.
Full of whole grains, whole wheatberries, flaxseed, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds - no eggs, sugar or honey.
We add dates, pecans and raisins or apricots to our viking dough for this nutritious snack.
100% Whole Wheat Bread
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Cinnamon Streusel Bread
Egg Crescents; Dinner Rounds; Silver Dollar Rolls (available in egg, oatmeal or whole wheat).
Bag of 12$4.95
All of our crusts are hand-rolled homemade pie crusts with real fruit fillings! We make all of our mixes completely from scratch - one or more batches every day. We freeze some of our pies the day they're made so that we have a good selection of fresh frozen pies available at all times.
Chocolate Chess Pecan; French Coconut; Pecan; Chess; Apple Streusel; Cherry; Blueberry; Rhubarb; Peach; Pumpkin; Fudge.
Banana Cream; Blue Ribbon Blackberry (sweet, tart and delicious); Chocolate Meringue; Coconut Cream; Key Lime; Lemon Ice Box; Lemon Meringue; Peanut Butter Pie; Red Raspberry.
A beautiful presentation! We take one of our delicious fillings with our homemade bread and bake them together in a braided loaf. Great for parties or business meetings. Slices easily into 10-12 servings.
Spinach & Feta Braid
Whole wheat bread filled with spinach, white cheddar and our homemade feta cheese mix.
Ham & Cheese Braid
Oatmeal bread filled with sliced ham and white cheddar cheese.
Turkey & Honey Dijon Braid
Oatmeal bread filled with sliced turkey and our special honey dijon sauce.
Egg bread filled with scrambled eggs, sliced ham and white cheddar cheese.
A very popular choice for lunch parties, business lunches and other special events. Each box lunch comes carefully packed with one of our delightful sandwiches or homemade baked crescents, a fresh fruit cup, a bag of potato chips and a slice of homemade pie! Utensils and napkins are also included. For orders of 20 or more box lunches, we offer free delivery in the Franklin/Brentwood area.
Sandwich Box Lunch
Homemade Chicken Salad, Gourmet Tuna, Egg Salad, or Pimento Cheese served on one of our homemade breads (egg, oatmeal, viking or whole wheat).
Crescent Box Lunch
Choose from Ham & Cheese, Spinach & Feta or Turkey & Honey Dijon note: Our crescents are made from bread dough, not to be confused with croissants which are made from pastry dough. They taste great and are better for you! Also, you may wish to warm them prior to serving. Ask one of our friendly staff for more details.
Merridee's Fruit Tea (half gallon)
Absolutely the best fruit tea in town!! We combine decaffeinated brewed tea with 9 different fruit juices for a taste that our customers have come to love!
Our gift baskets are the perfect gift for any occasion. Homemade breads and sweet rolls in an attractive basket with a decorative bow. Try our suggestions or create your own.
A half loaf of raisin bread, a half loaf of viking bread, 3 sticky buns, 2 fruit snackems, 2 asst. brownies and 2 teacakes.
A caramel pecan round, a loaf of viking bread, a half loaf of raisin bread, 3 fruit snackems, 3 asst. brownies, 6 asst. cookies and 2 teacakes.
A caramel pecan round, a loaf of viking bread, a loaf of raisin bread, 4 fruit snackems, 4 asst. brownies, dozen cookies and 2 teacakes.
Our beautiful and delicious homemade pastry and sandwich platters are perfect for your private events, parties and business functions. Also Available - Fresh Fruit Bowls, Cookie & Brownie Trays.
Assorted Individual Pastry Platters
18" Platter (24 pieces)$42.75
12" Platter (12 pieces)$24.35
New Assorted Mini Pastry Platters
18" Platter (60 pieces)$58.95
12" Platter (24 pieces)$31.59
New Mini Sandwich Platters
Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Egg Salad & Pimento Cheese on homemade Silver Dollar Rolls.
18" Platter (30 pieces)$75.00
Fresh from the Oven
Our sweet rolls are made using bread dough rather than pastry dough; making them lower in fat and calories.
Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit
Fat-Free Cinnamon Twist
Cinnamon Raisin Roll
Fruit & Cheese Crescent
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cinnamon Roll
Sweet Bread Slice
Fruit & Cheese Snackem'
From the Kitchen
served daily from 7:00 - 11:00 am.
Build Your Own Omelette
Two eggs with choice of three ingredients: ham, bacon, onion, peppers, cheese, and/or mushrooms. Served with cinnamon twist.
Two eggs served with your choice of our homemade bread toasted (egg, oatmeal, viking, whole wheat).
Biscuits & Gravy
A plain biscuit topped with our homemade sausage gravy.
Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Our delicious homemade biscuit filled with egg and more cheese.
Add ham, bacon or sausage
Ham & Cheese Egg Braid (slice)
Ham, cheese & scrambled egg braided in our egg bread dough, baked & sliced for a quick delicious breakfast.
Egg, cheese & your choice of ham, sausage or bacon.
French Toast (Streusel or Raisin)
Stuffed with cream cheese and served with homemade syrup.
Raspberry Iced Tea
Hot Spiced Tea (12 oz.)
Hot Tea (12 oz.)
Iced Tea (sweet or unsweetened)
whole, skim or chocolate.
Smoothies (100% natural all fruit)
Check daily for flavors.
Customize: Flavor Shot $0.50, Shot of Espresso $0.75, Milk, Breve or Soy $0.59.
Espresso - Straight Shots
Little Viking (8 oz.) - Small & Mighty!
Our traditional Italian Macchiato.
Cup O' Coffee - brewed, tasty
Cinnamon Roll Latte
Misto (Cafe Au Lait)
Served daily from 11:00 am. Call ahead for take-out orders.
Made fresh each day, so you never know what culinary splendor awaits you.
Again, made fresh every day. And good enough that even a real man would eat one of these slices.
Mixed greens with carrots and grated cheese topped with our own croutons, served with a slice of buttered viking bread and your choice of our homemade dressings: Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, Ranch, Balsamic Vinegar, Poppy Seed or Low-cal Zesty Tomato.
Regular w/scoop of chicken salad or tuna salad$6.15
Large w/scoop of chicken salad or tuna salad$7.89
Chicken Salad Fruit Plate
Our chicken salad on a bed of lettuce served with frozen fruit salad and buttered raisin bread.
A sampler plate of our chicken salad, tuna salad and egg salad with frozen fruit salad and buttered raisin bread.
No, not croissants!
Our homemade bread doughs
wrapped around delicious fillings choose from: Ham & Cheddar on oat, Spinach & Feta on wheat, Turkey & Honey Dijon on oat, Roast Beef & Swiss on oat.
Made to order on your choice of our homemade bread: Egg, Oatmeal, Viking (whole grain) or Whole Wheat.
Our most popular sandwich! Made daily with premium chicken tenders, celery, and Hellmann's® mayonnaise.
Curry Chicken Salad
A wonderful variation of our chicken salad, made with curry, red grapes & chopped pecans.
Gourmet Tuna Salad
Premium white albacore tuna, cream cheese, onions, sweet red peppers and Hellmann's® mayonnaise.
Hand chopped eggs, relish, celery and Hellmann's® mayonnaise.
Fresh grated white cheddar, pimentos, relish and Hellmann's® mayonnaise.
Peanut Butter & Honey
A great choice for kids!
Ham or turkey, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, spicy mustard & mayo served on french bread.
Sandwiches off the Grill
Corned beef, swiss & sour kraut grilled on viking bread and served with thousand island dressing.
Philly Cheese Steak
Roast beef, grilled onions, green peppers & mushrooms and melted cheddar served on french bread.
Gourmet tuna salad grilled with your choice of swiss, cheddar or American cheese.
Turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo served on your choice of bread. Available hot or cold.
Seasoned chicken, colby jack cheese, served with salsa and sour cream.
All beef patty with American and cheddar cheese topped with our special sauce.
Marinated portobello mushroom, tomato & mozzarella cheese served with seasoned mayo.
Bacon, lettuce and tomato with mayo on your choice of toasted bread.
Apple Bacon Panini
Green apples, bacon, colby cheese & blue cheese served on french bread and grill pressed.
Ham, turkey and cheese dipped and grilled, finished with powdered sugar and jam.
Roast beef & cheddar on french bread, served with au jus.
Chips: Regular and Baked
Fresh Fruit Cup
Frozen Fruit Cup
Check our refrigerator case for a delicious variety of gourmet brownies and bar cookies (prices vary).
Pie of the Day (slice)
One or more kinds of pie may be available: Chocolate Chess Pecan, Blackberry, Apple Streusel, Rhubarb, Blueberry, Chess, Chocolate Meringue, Pecan, Peach, Cherry and occasionally, a Cream Pie.
It all began in 1880 when Anna Maria Faust, Merridee's grandmother, came to Minnesota from Sweden, bringing her most precious recipes, a sense of tradition and an uncompromising set of values for high quality food. She worked as a cook in St. Paul and was at one time the head cook for the Pillsbury family. Anna Maria always wanted to have a bakery of her own. She enjoyed good conversation, good humor and good coffee, which she brewed all the time. Anna Maria passed on this heritage to her granddaughter, Merridee.
Merridee Erickson 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. An old hardware store warehouse on Fourth Avenue, that was once a harness shop, became the home of Merridee’s Breadbasket in the spring of 1984. Merridee’s quickly became a favorite gathering place in Franklin.