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1978 (38 Years)
28 S. Montana St. Dillon, MT 59725
About Great Harvest Franchising Inc.
Pete Wakeman had been baking bread most of his life. As a child, he would help his aunt. In high school, he baked for his friends. During summer vacations, he sold bread from the roadside. In 1976, when Wakeman heard about a bakery in Great Falls, Montana, that was going under, he bought it. With the help of his wife, Laura, Wakeman established the Great Harvest Bread Co. and set about baking loaves for people in the Great Falls community.
Soon, people from neighboring communities started asking about setting up their own Great Harvest locations. The first franchise opened in Kalispell, Montana. In 1983, the Wakemans converted their Great Falls bakery into a franchise and moved company headquarters to Dillon, Montana, so they could concentrate on the franchising end of their business.
Great Harvest bakeries serve a variety of breads each day including honey whole wheat, white cheddar garlic, sunflower and cranberry orange.
$113,470 - $642,004
$90,000 - $100,000
Liquid Cash Requirement
$90,000 - $100,000
Initial Franchise Fee
15% off franchise fee
Franchise 500® Rank History
No historical data available.
Highest Rank: 155
Lowest Rank: 411
Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Operations & Franchisor Support
Training Onsite: 1 week
Training at headquarters: 1 week
Additional Training: At existing locations
Number of employees required to run: 5 - 7
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Updated: May 18th, 2016
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