Great Harvest Bread
A Fresh Start

"What this town needs is a really good bakery...something like a 
Great Harvest Bread Company. You guys should look into it!"

So we did, and that bit of advice from a friend led us to a dream come true — our dream!  Our passion for great tasting, nutritious bread, and our desire to run a community-based business, led us right to Great Harvest.  They've been making great bread for communities across the U.S. since 1976.

Lake Orion has been our home for 30 years, and we've raised our three children, Dan, Mike and Renee, here in this beautiful community.  Jim was in the shopping center business his entire career, managing some of Oakland County's most popular malls.  Louise's background is as a legal assistant and marketer, both for large corporations and non-profit organizations.

In 2012, we made the decision to pursue our dream.  So, we said good-bye to long commutes, packed away the suits and ties, and are now up to our elbows in dough.  Most of all, we’re excited to bring this tradition to you, our neighbors and friends.

Our Lake Orion 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 incredibly good breads and sweets, and a menu designed for our friends and neighbors!  Thanks for stopping by, and we’re glad you came!

Jim & Louise Westcott                                                                                                                          

Great Harvest Bread of Lake Orion
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