Here's why you should head to the Merc for a meal pronto.

Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 16, 2018
Photo: The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

If you've been planning a trip to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to check out Ree Drummond's Mercantile—the restaurant, general store and bakery utopia—we've got some super updates to share.

In recent months, the small-town eatery with big-name appeal has experienced large crowds as many descend on their Pioneer Woman Pilgramage. Now, new seating has been added to help accommodate the rush and make sure you're dining on Drummond's signature white spinach lasagna or tomato soup with grilled cheese dippers faster than ever.

"Guess what?!? It's President's Day weekend and we couldn't be more excited to welcome you and yours to Pawhuska! First: We've got brand new, INCREASED SEATING in our restaurant, so our wait times have gone way, way down (and sometimes there's no wait at all!)," reads a caption on The Merc's instagram account, featuring a photo series of the establishment. The post continues with some bonus news: "Second, we've got new Merc t-shirts and other great goodies in the store. Third, beginning today, we're having a big President's Day SALE (both online and in the store) and marking down a bunch of cold weather clothes and other Merc treasures. Finally, our staff is here ready to serve ya with smiles. We seriously can't wait to see ya! ❤️"

Well, there's our excuse to plan our last-minute President's Day trip (or at least online shopping session).

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We don't know about you, but homemade cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns (we hear they're Ladd's go-to) would certainly hit the spot right about now.