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The Mercantile Café may be coming to a location near you.  The restaurant located on the Square has launched a new venture, The Merc Too.  This is a food truck that offers some of the restaurant’s finest home fixings, plus a few new twists. 

Mercantile Café longtime baker/cook, Alie  Seigmund, is heading up The Merc Too food truck.  Mercantile co-owner, Renee Holt, bought the food truck a few months ago.  The theme for the truck is Southern style cooking, just like the brick and mortar diner, but The Merc Too will feature some fun additions like street tacos, hand sandwiches (think fried pies with savory beef or pork), and old-school pizzas.  The menu will also feature Seigmund’s own daily specials in addition to the regular plate lunches such as chicken and dressing.  The food truck will open on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Thus far, the public response has been good.

Seigmund explained, “We’re doing a lot of different things and changing things weekly.  We’re going to offer our Southern cooking along with some new additions.”

Check both the Mercantile Café’s and The Merc Too’s Facebook pages for updates including each week’s set-up location and menu.  Seigmund said

“We’re trying to add more fun items that we typically do not offer at the Mercantile Café.  Opening a food truck was exciting because that has always been a dream of mine.  This new adventure will also allow us to interact with customers who are not familiar with the Mercantile Café.  Everything on the food truck is 100 percent made-from-scratch.  Everything is cooked fresh within hours of minutes before the trucks heads to its weekly destination.”

Locations that the truck has recently served include areas near the Home Depot, beside Interstate Liquors, and between Al White Motors and Coffee County Bank.  Look for this food truck on Facebook at The Merc Too. 

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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