Whole-grain bread franchise Great Harvest Bread Co. set to open in downtown Orlando


  • Photo via Citi Tower
The country's first whole-grain bread franchise will soon open its first outpost in Orlando.

Great Harvest Bread Co. has set up in a ground floor space in the Citi Tower Apartments at 100 Lake Avenue and is aiming for an October 11 opening.

The Montana-based company was founded in 1976 by Pete and Laura Wakeman — two college kids who baked and sold whole-grain bread to help pay their Cornell tuition. So, yeah, the Wakemans made a lot of bread.

Now, with more than 200 Great Harvest franchises across the country, from Alaska to Hawaii to Florida – the Wakemans still make a lot of bread.

Brad and Rachel Cottle will run the Orlando bakery and cafe, which will feature breads milled and baked from scratch daily using wheat from Montana's Golden Triangle.

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You can follow Great Harvest Orlando's progress on Instagram, Facebook and the web.

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