"Wouldn't it be fun to own a Great Harvest some day?" As newlyweds, we walked to Great Harvest Bread Company on Jefferson Avenue, then owned by Jeff and Cindy Zehner, from our home on Woodlawn Avenue, and dreamed about the "what ifs". But home mortgages, a future family, and life stood in the way.
Fast-forward some 25, to May 2011. The kids are nearly grown, Tom retires after 30 years in corporate America, and Judy is ready for a new challenge after time as a full-time mom, freelance writer, and church/ministry volunteer. That's when we purchased the newly-vacated Great Harvest Bread Company franchise and re-opened our new bakery on Argonne Avenue. We're a block south from the original location, and across the street and just west from the Historic Train Station, where parking is quick and easy and seating is more spacious. Kirkwood Great Harvest looks like no other Great Harvest out there. We operate under a “Freedom Franchise.” The “Freedom” part means that we get to run our business in a way that meets our community’s unique needs. The “Franchise” part gives us access to the recipes and processes that Great Harvest has continuously improved for over three decades. The result is breads and sweets that will knock your socks off!
We want to be the neighborhood bakery to which everyone wants to return. It's our personal goal to know your name, and know your favorite breads and bakery items. If you're unhappy for any reason with any purchase of experience at our bakery, we want to know about it.
So, stop in and introduce yourself to us and our crew. We can't wait to meet you!