Great Harvest

About Great Harvest

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 starting 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.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Great Harvest
bakery cafe franchise in a “Hub” location is $144,100 to $704,873. This
includes $35,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.
The
total investment necessary to begin operation of a Great Harvest bakery
cafe franchise in a “Spoke” location is $69,613 to $447,536. This
includes $15,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.
If
you want development rights, you must pay the franchisor a development
fee equal to the full initial franchise fee for the first bakery cafe
($35,000) plus a deposit of $7,500 (of the $15,000 initial franchise
fee) for each additional bakery cafe you agree to develop. The total
investment necessary to begin operation if you acquire development
rights is $151,600 to $712,373. This includes $42,500 that must be paid
to the franchisor or affiliate.
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Baked Goods Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A Grande Finale $35,000-$60,000 5%-6% 2% local 1% corp. $125,938-$237,750
Arizona Bread Company $25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company $40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels $30,000 7% 1% $98,350-$445,000
Bagel Bagel $20,000-$25,000 5% 2% $170,000-$425,000
bagel BAR, The $32,000 5% 2% $240,000-$320,000
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs $10,000 4.5% 0.5% $100,000-$200,000
bb's Coffee and Muffins $26,000 7% $145,000-$280,000
Beard Papa's Sweets Cafe $15,000-$40,000 5% $161,000-$326,000
BeaverTails $30,000 5% 3% $85,000-$150,000
Ben's Soft Pretzels $30,000 6% 1.5% $107,200-$339,500
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe $22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels $25,000 5% 3% $298,000-$405,000
Big Dad's Pies N/A $220,000-$250,000
Blue Chip Cookies Drive N/A $11,000-$15,000
Bountiful Bread $37,500 $750,000-$1,200,000
Bread Basket $20,000 $172,400-$294,450
Bread Poets Baking Company $24,000 4% $166,000-$259,000
Breadsmith $30,000 7% - 5% $380,250-$454,750
Bru-Go's Take-N-Bake Pizza Company $19,500 4-5% $76,200-$137,950
Bruegger's $30,000 5% $389,600-$591,600
Cheesecake Shop, The N/A 9% 2% $150,000-$700,000
Chock full o' Nuts $3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
CHURROMANIA $30,000 8% $135,000-$335,000
Cindy's Cinnamon Rolls $25,000 5% $69,000-$130,500
Cinnabon $30,000 6% 1.5% $23,100-$430,900
Cinnaholic $35,000 5% 2% $178,000-$308,500
Cinnamon City $25,000 6% $79,900-$119,900
Cinnzeo $15,000 7% $214,000-$621,000
COBS Bread $25,000 7% 3% $400,000-$750,000
Coffee Time Donuts $25,000 5% $210,000-$395,000
Cookie Advantage $25,000 5%--3% $75,000-$100,000
Cookie Factory Bakery $15,000 5% $98,000-$237,500
Cookie Man N/A 0 $250,000
Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet $25,000 6% $90,000-$180,000
Corner Bakery Cafe $25,000 5% $854,000-$2,375,000
Croissant Plus $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Crumb & Get It Cookie Co. $30,000 6% 2% $128,700-$178,500
Cupcakes $50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Dixie Cream $25,000 6% $196,000-$413,000
Don Pan Bakeries $35,000-$58,750 6% 2% $150,000-$800,000
Donut Baker, The $20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $68,000-$150,000
Donut King $55,000 7% 3% $295,000-$340,000
Dreamy Donuts $60,000 7% 3% $300,000-$400,000
Duck Donuts $30,000 5% 2% $348,350-$568,000
Dunkin' $40,000-$90,000 5.9% 5% $199,700-$1,688,200
Erik's DeliCafe $20,000 5% $274,000
Factory Donuts $20,000 5% 2.5% $203,300-$286,800
Fractured Prune, The $27,500 5% 1% $143,950-$270,450
Frullati Cafe & Bakery $30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
GFG Bakery-Cafe $25,000 $187,100-$1,311,000
Gigi's Cupcakes $35,000 5% 2.5% $226,700-$425,500
Grand Traverse $25,000 5% $400,000-$500,000
Great American Bagel $20,000 4% 2% $230,000-$300,000
Great American Cookie Company $15,000-$35,000 6% 1.5% $177,700-$476,135
Great Canadian Bagel $20,000 $85,000-$350,000
Honey Dew Donuts $35,000 $125,000-$400,000
House of Bread $28,000 6% $153,000-$346,000
Hurts Donut Company $35,000 7% 2% $553,000-$1,076,000
Insomnia Cookies $25,000 6% $65,600-$111,400
Jo to Go $25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Joey Bag a Donuts $30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Just Fresh $25,000 5% $475,000-$650,000
Kettleman's Bagel $25,000 6% $300,000-$450,000
Krispy Kreme $12,500-$25,000 4.5% 1.5% $200,500-$4,115,000
LaMar's Donuts $28,500 5% $288,500-$366,500
Le Macaron French Pastries $45,000 6% 0.5% $131,500-$361,500
Lee's Sandwiches $35,000-$75,000 6.9% 2%local +2%Nat'l $235,830-$1,830,000
Lox of Bagels $19,000 $135,000-$165,000
Michel's Baguette $40,000 $350,000-$800,000
Mister Donut $34,500-$41,400 5% 3% $480,000-$620,000
Mrs. Fields $30,000 6% $166,806-$410,500
Mrs. Powell's Bakery Eatery $25,000 5% 3% $125,000-$160,000
Muffin Break N/A $195,000-$245,000
Muffins Plus $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
My Favorite Muffin $25,000 5% 3% $104,500-$405,000
Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip $30,000 6% 1.5% $43,900-$499,100
Nothing Bundt Cakes $35,000 5% 4% $431,587-$600,387
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop $29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
Original Cupcakes $50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread Company $35,000 5% $1,010,985-$2,252,846
Paradise Bakery & Cafe $40,000 5% $480,000-$1,205,000
Paris Baguette $50,000 3% - 5% 1% $719,271-$1,401,546
Peace, Love & Little Donuts $40,000 6% 1% $121,200-$235,100
Quack Daddy Donuts $50,000 $236,200-$333,000
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos $30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rise'n Roll $95,000 3% 1% $485,500-$1,597,000
Robins Donuts $25,000 $325,000
Saint Cinnamon $25,000 6% $144,100-$264,700
San Francisco Bread Company $35,000 5% $370,000-$450,000
Shipley Do-Nuts $35,000-$50,000 5% $410,000-$771,500
Smallcakes A Cupcakery $30,000 3% $70,000-$120,000
Sprinkles Cupcakes N/A $576,000-$1,075,000
Subs Plus $12,000 $140,000-$170,000
T.J. Cinnamons $5,000 Varies $22,100-$39,200
Treats $25,000 7% 1% $121,000-$260,000
UCBC Bagels $29,900 5% 2% $182,900-$433,900
Waffle Cabin $17,500 5% of Gross Sales $117,700-$301,100
We're Rolling Pretzel Company $15,000 5% 2% $91,000-$223,000
Wetzel's Pretzels $35,000 7% 1% $126,600-$405,850
WOOPS! $15,000-$25,000 4% $59,800-$298,000
Yummy Cupcakes $35,000 5% 1% $185,679-$325,665
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A Grande Finale
$35,000-$60,000 5%-6% 2% local 1% corp. $125,938-$237,750
Arizona Bread Company
$25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company
$40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$30,000 7% 1% $98,350-$445,000
Bagel Bagel
$20,000-$25,000 5% 2% $170,000-$425,000
bagel BAR, The
$32,000 5% 2% $240,000-$320,000
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs
$10,000 4.5% 0.5% $100,000-$200,000
bb's Coffee and Muffins
$26,000 7% $145,000-$280,000
Beard Papa's Sweets Cafe
$15,000-$40,000 5% $161,000-$326,000
BeaverTails
$30,000 5% 3% $85,000-$150,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ben's Soft Pretzels
$30,000 6% 1.5% $107,200-$339,500
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe
$22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels
$25,000 5% 3% $298,000-$405,000
Big Dad's Pies
N/A $220,000-$250,000
Blue Chip Cookies Drive
N/A $11,000-$15,000
Bountiful Bread
$37,500 $750,000-$1,200,000
Bread Basket
$20,000 $172,400-$294,450
Bread Poets Baking Company
$24,000 4% $166,000-$259,000
Breadsmith
$30,000 7% - 5% $380,250-$454,750
Bru-Go's Take-N-Bake Pizza Company
$19,500 4-5% $76,200-$137,950
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Bruegger's
$30,000 5% $389,600-$591,600
Cheesecake Shop, The
N/A 9% 2% $150,000-$700,000
Chock full o' Nuts
$3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
CHURROMANIA
$30,000 8% $135,000-$335,000
Cindy's Cinnamon Rolls
$25,000 5% $69,000-$130,500
Cinnabon
$30,000 6% 1.5% $23,100-$430,900
Cinnaholic
$35,000 5% 2% $178,000-$308,500
Cinnamon City
$25,000 6% $79,900-$119,900
Cinnzeo
$15,000 7% $214,000-$621,000
COBS Bread
$25,000 7% 3% $400,000-$750,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Coffee Time Donuts
$25,000 5% $210,000-$395,000
Cookie Advantage
$25,000 5%--3% $75,000-$100,000
Cookie Factory Bakery
$15,000 5% $98,000-$237,500
Cookie Man
N/A 0 $250,000
Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet
$25,000 6% $90,000-$180,000
Corner Bakery Cafe
$25,000 5% $854,000-$2,375,000
Croissant Plus
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Crumb & Get It Cookie Co.
$30,000 6% 2% $128,700-$178,500
Cupcakes
$50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Dixie Cream
$25,000 6% $196,000-$413,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Don Pan Bakeries
$35,000-$58,750 6% 2% $150,000-$800,000
Donut Baker, The
$20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $68,000-$150,000
Donut King
$55,000 7% 3% $295,000-$340,000
Dreamy Donuts
$60,000 7% 3% $300,000-$400,000
Duck Donuts
$30,000 5% 2% $348,350-$568,000
Dunkin'
$40,000-$90,000 5.9% 5% $199,700-$1,688,200
Erik's DeliCafe
$20,000 5% $274,000
Factory Donuts
$20,000 5% 2.5% $203,300-$286,800
Fractured Prune, The
$27,500 5% 1% $143,950-$270,450
Frullati Cafe & Bakery
$30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
GFG Bakery-Cafe
$25,000 $187,100-$1,311,000
Gigi's Cupcakes
$35,000 5% 2.5% $226,700-$425,500
Grand Traverse
$25,000 5% $400,000-$500,000
Great American Bagel
$20,000 4% 2% $230,000-$300,000
Great American Cookie Company
$15,000-$35,000 6% 1.5% $177,700-$476,135
Great Canadian Bagel
$20,000 $85,000-$350,000
Honey Dew Donuts
$35,000 $125,000-$400,000
House of Bread
$28,000 6% $153,000-$346,000
Hurts Donut Company
$35,000 7% 2% $553,000-$1,076,000
Insomnia Cookies
$25,000 6% $65,600-$111,400
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Jo to Go
$25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Joey Bag a Donuts
$30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Just Fresh
$25,000 5% $475,000-$650,000
Kettleman's Bagel
$25,000 6% $300,000-$450,000
Krispy Kreme
$12,500-$25,000 4.5% 1.5% $200,500-$4,115,000
LaMar's Donuts
$28,500 5% $288,500-$366,500
Le Macaron French Pastries
$45,000 6% 0.5% $131,500-$361,500
Lee's Sandwiches
$35,000-$75,000 6.9% 2%local +2%Nat'l $235,830-$1,830,000
Lox of Bagels
$19,000 $135,000-$165,000
Michel's Baguette
$40,000 $350,000-$800,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Mister Donut
$34,500-$41,400 5% 3% $480,000-$620,000
Mrs. Fields
$30,000 6% $166,806-$410,500
Mrs. Powell's Bakery Eatery
$25,000 5% 3% $125,000-$160,000
Muffin Break
N/A $195,000-$245,000
Muffins Plus
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
My Favorite Muffin
$25,000 5% 3% $104,500-$405,000
Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
$30,000 6% 1.5% $43,900-$499,100
Nothing Bundt Cakes
$35,000 5% 4% $431,587-$600,387
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop
$29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
Original Cupcakes
$50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread Company
$35,000 5% $1,010,985-$2,252,846
Paradise Bakery & Cafe
$40,000 5% $480,000-$1,205,000
Paris Baguette
$50,000 3% - 5% 1% $719,271-$1,401,546
Peace, Love & Little Donuts
$40,000 6% 1% $121,200-$235,100
Quack Daddy Donuts
$50,000 $236,200-$333,000
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos
$30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rise'n Roll
$95,000 3% 1% $485,500-$1,597,000
Robins Donuts
$25,000 $325,000
Saint Cinnamon
$25,000 6% $144,100-$264,700
San Francisco Bread Company
$35,000 5% $370,000-$450,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Shipley Do-Nuts
$35,000-$50,000 5% $410,000-$771,500
Smallcakes A Cupcakery
$30,000 3% $70,000-$120,000
Sprinkles Cupcakes
N/A $576,000-$1,075,000
Subs Plus
$12,000 $140,000-$170,000
T.J. Cinnamons
$5,000 Varies $22,100-$39,200
Treats
$25,000 7% 1% $121,000-$260,000
UCBC Bagels
$29,900 5% 2% $182,900-$433,900
Waffle Cabin
$17,500 5% of Gross Sales $117,700-$301,100
We're Rolling Pretzel Company
$15,000 5% 2% $91,000-$223,000
Wetzel's Pretzels
$35,000 7% 1% $126,600-$405,850
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
WOOPS!
$15,000-$25,000 4% $59,800-$298,000
Yummy Cupcakes
$35,000 5% 1% $185,679-$325,665