Franklin Mercantile Deli

Just off the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Main Street sits one of downtown Franklin’s most treasured restaurants. A local staple and tourist favorite, the Franklin Mercantile Deli has been owned and operated by Graeme and Corrie Asch since 1999.

Touting a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and a menu filled with Southern Breakfast favorites, specialty sandwiches, fresh salad bar, fruit tea, coffee, and homemade desserts, the “Merc” has earned a reputation for being a “go-to” destination for anyone with a hungry appetite.

Step inside and you’ll see familiar furnishings, like wingback chairs, well-loved sofa, and homestyle wooden tables. The walls are adorned with paintings and photographs from local artists and professionals. Contemporary music fills the background, and the young, energetic staff is known for its attentiveness and positive attitude.