Great Harvest Franchise for Sale - Bakery Cafes

Great Harvest Franchise Opportunities

Great Harvest bakeries serve a variety of breads each day including honey whole wheat, white cheddar garlic, sunflower and cranberry orange. The company franchises its name and baking techniques to 200-plus bakeries in nearly 40 US states. The first Great Harvest was opened by Pete and Laura Wakeman in 1976 in Great Falls, Montana. The company also provides franchise opportunities. Great Harvest Franchising helps entrepreneurs not only bake bread but earn it.

Great Harvest Franchise for Sale

Franchise Options

Multiple Stores
Invest with Great Harvest and gain access to desirable territories and a beloved brand. Build a network of thriving bakery cafe businesses that are both profitable and meaningful with our cost-effective multi-store Hub & Spoke model.

Bakery Cafe
You can own a Great Harvest bakery cafe! Join our friendly network of 200+ independently owned stores. Enjoy the support of a nationally respected brand with a 38-year history of growth while you call the shots.

International Stores
Interested in international franchising opportunities? Our flexible, community-centric business model is a perfect fit for international development. Be the first to bring our exceptionally fresh products to your country!

How much does Great Harvest franchise cost?

Great Harvestt has the franchise fee of up to $35,000, with total initial investment range of $107,000 to $476,350.

Great Harvest Financial Investment For International Franchise Partners

We will negotiate a specific agreement with you, but you can expect to pay a minimum exclusive rights fee of $125,000 (depending on the territory, the fee may be higher). There is a significant financial investment on our part for us to enter a new country.

We extend international franchise agreements for a minimum of 10 stores, to be opened within a five to seven-year timeframe (depending on regulations and territory availability for your area of interest, we may require additional stores to be opened within the same timeframe). International investors must have a minimum net worth of $8 million, with $4 million in liquid assets.

There will be a set franchise fee for each store at the time the store opens. You will also be expected to commit to an ongoing royalty of 5% and a 2.5% contribution to the marketing fund. Additional terms to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Initial investments: $107,000 - $476,350
Liquid Cash Requirement: $70,000

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Great Harvest Franchise Advantages

  • Be the first to introduce your country to Great Harvest’s fresh and healthy “real food” products.
  • Each Great Harvest location is unique to the community it serves, making it a perfect fit for international development.
  • With over 200 stores and a forty-year history of franchising, we have the proven processes, training, support, and tools you need to build and grow strong, exciting bakery cafes.
  • Our fanatical dedication to quality, freshness, flavor, and nutrition is why our products taste best. We make our bread from scratch, by hand, every day. We grind fresh flour from the best tasting wheat on the planet, daily. No other franchise makes bread as fresh as ours.
  • With our cost-effective Hub & Spoke model and delicious products to serve more people at every meal throughout the day, we give you many ways to grow your bakery cafe business.
  • We’ve been ranked among Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchises for over 18 consecutive years.
  • Our Freedom Franchise model provides the flexibility to customize your menu with local flavors, integrating local ingredients and regional favorites to tempt your customers’ palates.
  • You can open five Great Harvest bakery cafes for the cost of a single Panera Bread store.
  • Our Hub & Spoke model requires less equipment and less square footage, potentially reducing your cost per store and making it possible to open in more desirable locations.
  • Do good and feel good. Our community-based model means your business can grow through generosity and relationships with your local community.
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