Great Harvest now welcomes international franchise partners. We extend international franchise agreements for a minimum of 10 stores. We require international investors to have a minimum net worth of $8 million, with $4 million in liquid assets.

If you are interested in learning about international franchise opportunities with Great Harvest, the best way to proceed is 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 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.