Bakery Cafe Startup Facts

If you are considering opening a bakery cafe with Great Harvest, you’ll want to read these key franchise facts.

Initial fee: The franchise fee for your first store will be $35,000.

We offer a 15% discount off the initial franchise fee of $35,000 for honorably-discharged veterans and active members of the United States Armed Forces who control at least 50% of the bakery at the time of signing their Franchise Agreement.

Franchise Fees:

Territory Size 1st Store 2nd Store
50,000 people $35,000 $15,000

Start-up and initial training support include:

  • Site selection assistance.
  • Lease negotiation assistance.
  • Layout and design assistance.
  • Equipment search assistance.
  • A Training and Development Specialist will walk you through the details of getting your bakery cafe open.
  • Great Harvest University online: 35-40 hours of self-directed, self-paced learning activities on our intranet.
  • Baking Fundamentals School: Five days of hands-on, one-on-one training on how to bake phenomenal products.
  • Made-To-Order School: Five days of hands-on training in Dillon, Montana to learn the pace of production, style at the counter, general bakery cafe systems, predictions, and promotion.
  • Bakery Cafe School: Five days of hands-on training in our test labs and in-class sessions to learn aspects of running a successful Great Harvest bakery cafe.
  • Team of opening trainers.
  • Pre-opening marketing assistance.
  • Post-opening visits as we determined they are needed.
great harvest team members smiling at the camera

Find out more about support and training during the pre-opening and post-opening stages.

Royalties: The monthly royalty rate you pay is 5%.

Marketing Fund: The monthly rate is 2.5%.

You can find additional franchise facts here on our FAQs page.


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