Thousands are flocking to a tiny town in Oklahoma each day to visit Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s new restaurant.
Pawhuska, Okla. is now home to The Mercantile, a newly-renovated bakery, deli and retail shop. The beloved Food Network star recently revealed to Spurdge that the store serves an average of 6,000 customers per day. Pawhuska, which sits nearly 100 miles from Oklahoma City, is only home to 3,500 residents. On busier days, Drummond says up to 15,000 fans come through the shop.
So why Pawhuska? Drummond grew up in the town and still lives with her family on a nearby ranch. The town used to be one of the wealthier areas of state before the Great Depression, which all but shut down Pawhuska’s main square. Drummond and her husband worked for four and a half years to renovate the 1910 building into a Pioneer Woman fan’s dream.
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Inside, you’ll find two specialty coffee bars, a restaurant, bakery and a huge selection of Pioneer Woman branded home goods.
It’s a cozy and rustic space that not only appeals to tourists, but has recieved plenty of praise and support from the local community. Sound like the perfect spot for your next vacation? You can find out more about The Mercantile here.