We believe our success comes from a strong commitment to uphold the legacy and integrity of the Great Harvest brand. Great Harvest is about customer experience and the promise of phenomenal tasting food made with freshly-milled whole grains and pure and simple ingredients.
We create, share, and teach the tools that franchise owners use to personalize their local bakery cafes and achieve their unique goals within the context of the Great Harvest franchise agreements.
As a Great Harvest owner, you can go where Panera can't. You can build a successful bakery cafe in towns too small to support Panera's minimum investment, and you can put your store on Main Street where their layouts won't fit. Wherever you go, you will be in a position to out-bake and out-local your competition — no matter who they are — with products that you bake from scratch daily, from the best-tasting wheat in the world, grown in Montana's Golden Triangle.
We have lots of available markets, and our franchises are demonstrably profitable across the country, in smaller cities like Owensboro, KY; Nashua, NH; Temecula, CA; and Greenville, NC. We've proven you don't have to be in the biggest metropolitan area to build a thriving business. You just need to make and sell a great product. Like our delicious line of foods, which are designed to be as fresh and nutritious as they are tasty. To help you grow your bakery cafe, we've built a successful, locally-oriented business model with the collective experience of hundreds of individual Great Harvest owners.
Why Our Franchise?
We want you to benefit from our cumulative knowledge, having opened bread stores, bakeries, and bakery cafes in hundreds of cities over the past forty years. We've seen what works and what doesn't. Your Training and Development Specialist will help you with the do's and don'ts of running a retail operation. Some of the things may not make sense at first. This is where we ask you to trust us. You are paying for the benefit of learning from other people's mistakes, so please take advantage of this.
After signing your franchise agreement, you will:
Be assigned to a Training & Development Specialist;
Gain access to our Sharing Community;
Begin our great franchise training process; and
Take steps toward the opening of your new bakery cafe.