- $18 for three Groupons, each good for $12 worth of bread and baked goods ($36 total value)
Backed by a strong work ethic, bakers sculpt and bake loaves of bread such as honey whole wheat, three cheese, or Berry Blast—a blend of blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, and cherry. They also bake owner Barry Troszak’s 911 protein energy bars—tightly packed morsels of grains, chocolate, and fruits in seven flavors, such as chocolate-chip peanut butter, banana chocolate chip, and mocha. This Groupon can also be used at Great Harvest Bread’s farmers’ market stands.
Great Harvest Bread
In 1975, newlyweds Pete and Laura Wakeman solidified their marriage by hiking the entire north-south length of Montana. They’d traveled a long way from Cornell University, where they discovered a mutual talent for baking bread that helped pay their tuition. Their passion stuck with them after graduation, prompting them to stay in Montana and establish Great Harvest Bread, their first bakery. Since then, the small bakery has blossomed into a national franchise with 200 locations across the United States and several pending locations on the United States’ half of the moon. Each of Great Harvest Bread’s locations operates as an independent bakery, with its kitchen run and recipes devised by an independent owner. Many of these bakeries craft their menu around the company’s focus on whole-wheat bread, using ingredients such as wheat harvested from independent farms, fresh-milled whole-grain flour, and unbleached white flour. They also inundate loaves with berries, nuts, cheeses, and herbs and create their own desserts.