International Franchising With Great Harvest

Great Harvest now welcomes international franchise partners outside the European Union.

Join us as we build our global brand presence. We have recently started franchising internationally, beginning with development in Saipan. We are not expanding in the European Union.

Financial Investment

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.


Have somewhere in mind?

We will need to do additional research on specific regulations in your country to determine whether the market is viable for our brand. If you want more information about international franchise opportunities with Great Harvest, it’s best to speak with us directly.

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10 Reasons to Franchise With Us




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 almost 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 25 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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Have questions about owning a franchise? Call 406-683-6842.