Great Harvest Bread Company

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FounderPete and Laura Wakeman
HeadquartersDillon, Montana, United States
Area served
United States
ProductsBaked goods,
soup, and sandwiches
Great Harvest Bread Co. store, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Great Harvest Bread Company is a franchise in the United States that sells fresh-baked bread and other items.


In the late 1970s, Pete and Laura Wakeman, college students and founders of Great Harvest, set up a roadside stand and began baking fresh-ground whole wheat bread in Durham, Connecticut. After graduation, they opened the first Great Harvest Company in Great Falls, Montana in 1976. In 1978, the second bakery opened near Kalispell, Montana, then Jacque Sanchez opened a third in Spokane, Washington, which is still in business. Following this, a franchise office was established in 1983. Great Harvest became the nation's first whole grain bread franchise. Great Harvest is led today by President and CEO Mike Ferretti. [1]

Daily breads[edit]

  • Honey Whole Wheat made with 100% whole grains - Ground wheat flour mixed with water, honey, yeast, and salt
  • Farmhouse White - Fresh-milled whole wheat and unprocessed white flour with water, yeast, honey, and salt

Specialty breads[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inc., Great Harvest Franchising,. "Find a Bakery Cafe Near You".

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