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Whether you are a long-time customer who has always loved the energy of your neighborhood Great Harvest bakery franchise, a former employee who enjoyed the Great Harvest company culture, or just someone researching viable business franchise opportunities ─ Great Harvest is a brand that people want to be a part of. It helps that we have lots of available markets, our franchises are demonstrably profitable, and that we’ve built up a successful business model over the course of 30 years, with the collective experience of over two hundred Great Harvest bakery and bakery cafe owners across the country. It also helps that we have a delicious product line that not only tastes great, but is designed to be nutritious.

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Work/life balance and flexibility

If you want to know what really sets us apart, it has to be the Freedom Franchise and our unique Bread Business model. Great Harvest stands for traditional business principles like phenomenal quality, great customer service, and creating thriving and profitable businesses. But it’s also about values like having fun, work/life balance, and giving back ─ values that are constantly pursued from the very top of our organization. Because of that, and the relative flexibility of our Freedom Franchise model, Great Harvest attracts an exceptional caliber of franchisees. These small business owners and their employees embody the Great Harvest Mission Statement every day in their own local neighborhood bakeries.

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People are drawn to Great Harvest from all walks of life 

Engineers, computer systems administrators, teachers, lawyers, sales people, corporate managers and UPS drivers are just a few examples. All of them were yearning for control, flexibility and meaningful work. Ultimately, they connected with a bread franchise that is centered on three core things: real food, real people, and real business. They all saw the appeal of a business model that had more flexibility and fewer limitations than a traditional franchise, but that still carried less risk than an independent start-up. 


"I left corporate America because I wanted to regain my voice and be able to adjust to the needs of my business and customer. Now, I have the ability to make a decision and put it into action instead of going through levels of management and waiting.” — Jon Rasmussen, Great Harvest Owner, Delafield, WI


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