The Bread Basket Expanding To Hixson

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Bread Basket is adding a new location in Hixson.

The popular bakery plans to open around the first of February on Hixson Pike across from Northgate Mall. The site is between Zaxby's and O'Charley's. 

The Bread Basket was founded on Signal Mountain. There is also a store on East Brainerd Road by Bi-Lo.

Here is the history of The Bread Basket from its website:

Like many outstanding American businesses, The Bread Basket literally has its roots in hearth, home, and friends. Here is how it all began, in the words of founder, Marie Hyde.

“It started so simply… a loaf of sourdough bread given as a house-warming gift from a welcoming neighbor.

It was a cold February day, and the movers had just left. Dinner was in the oven, when our doorbell rang. Standing there, in the semi-darkness, were our neighbors from 'across the field' with their smiles of welcome and a beautiful loaf of homemade bread. What a wonderful greeting! The timing was perfect, and our family made short work of the delicious loaf of bread at supper.

I had always enjoyed baking, and when I was given the recipe for the bread, I had no idea how our lives were about to change.

Made from a natural liquid starter, the recipe yielded three loaves at a time. I decided to be creative, so I stopped by our local orchard and purchased some apples to use in the bread. My experiments were successful, and I took a loaf by for the folks at the orchard to enjoy. And enjoy they did! We were invited to sell my "apple bread" at the orchard during the fall. We proudly displayed it in "bread baskets" on bales of hay, surrounded by ripe red and green apples. The customers loved it! From that point on, it became a family project, with my husband and children helping bake, package, and sell the bread every weekend.”

In 1989, we expanded our business by moving from our kitchen to a small shop nearby. In 1993, we built and relocated to our main facility, a beautiful 6,000 square foot building on Signal Mountain in Tennessee. It was then that my husband, Charlie, left his job, as a corporate executive, to help manage the business. Under his guidance, The Bread Basket is a thriving company, with two locations in the Chattanooga area. We deliver our gift baskets locally and ship nationwide.



Doggies And Beer Mixing On Chattanooga's Johnson Street On The Southside

Robert Poore has been given a beer permit for a business that is a new concept in Chattanooga. Play* Wash* Pint, located at 113 Johnson St., will be a place that dog owners can hang-out with their dogs and have a beer.   Owners must sign a waiver to let their dog run around off-leash, he said. There will be three yards, one for small dogs, one a “social mixer,” and a ... (click for more)

Local Steak n’ Shake Franchise To Raise Approximately $200,000 Toward New Children’s Hospital By 2020

Chattanooga-based Steak n’ Shake franchise, Debo’s Diners, is donating a portion of its sales every Tuesday toward the construction of a new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in addition to providing restaurant guests an opportunity to round up their checks every day of the week as a contribution to the campaign. The Gunbarrel, Hixson, Dalton, Fort Oglethorpe and Cleveland locations ... (click for more)

Sweeping New Off Ramp, Frontage Road Off I-24 Eastbound Near U.S. Pipe Planned; $37 Million TDOT Project Will Have Signalized Connections To Broad, Market

A sweeping new off ramp for traffic coming into Chattanooga around Moccasin Bend on I-24 is planned, along with a new frontage road by the freeway that will have signalized connections to Broad, Williams and Market streets.   The $37 million project will replace a confusing set of freeway off and on loops along this section, including one near Howard School. ... (click for more)

Witnesses Say 69-Year-Old Jogger And Alleged Rapist Were Both Bruised Up After 2014 Encounter

Witnesses said a 69-year-old jogger and his alleged teen attacker were both bruised up during their 2014 encounter in North Chattanooga. Diontae Smartt, who was 17 at the time of his arrest, is standing trial for aggravated rape in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole. He is free on bond. The male jogger took the witness stand at the start of the trial, saying he was attacked ... (click for more)

Is This Really About Slavery?

The greatest thing that came out of the American Civil War came after the cessation of hostilities. After four years of deadly, devastating, agonizing war and over 600,000 Americans had died, the armies came to a halt. The killing ended, but the suffering continued for many of the wounded and those whose homes and fortunes had gone up in smoke and been left as rubble. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah’s Redemption

Before a monthly meeting of the Hamilton County School Board, I was having a conversation with Deputy Sheriff Jake Thomas when I asked him what he did for the department. “I’m a School Resource Officer at Ooltewah,” he said, and when I raised an eyebrow he added, “It’s the best school in Hamilton County. (Principal) Robin Copp has completely turned it around and I adore going to ... (click for more)