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In any successful retail business with a premium product like Great Harvest, sales are often driven by items you really cannot get anywhere else.  Our whole grain breads and sweets are crafted each and every day from fresh ingredients and kneaded by hand in Great Harvest bakeries all over the United States

 

kneading whole wheat bread

Many supermarkets and other retail bakery companies want you to believe they are scratch-baking from raw ingredients on premises but the real truth is that very few actually do.  Bread is baked off from frozen or retarded dough and/or loaves, buns, and rolls arrive on a truck from some far-away factory loaded with conditioners and preservatives to make sure they are still fresh weeks later when you open up the package.  


We are always looking for ways to provide you with amazing items that can enrich your life and make meal time with your family and friends better. In the life of the Corporate Chef and the marketing department, this week was focused on just such a line of products that have serious growth potential and set us apart from anyone else in the marketplace – premium buns for summer grilling

whole wheat buns with chef


Sure, you can buy your burger buns at the grocery store or at Costco when you are picking up your meat and dog food, but there is nothing that compares with Great Harvest’s premium line of buns.  Where else can you get fresh, delicious buns with oozing chunks of sharp cheddar and the savory punch of garlic? 

whole wheat buns on rack
When was the last time you had the opportunity to bite into a juicy burger on a whole wheat bun made with bacon, cheddar, and premium beer or made a grilled pesto chicken sandwich on a bun teaming with the Mediterranean flavors of spinach, roasted red peppers, and parmesan?

One of the most fun aspects of my job as Corporate Chef is when we have completed a new product or marketing idea and we get to do a photo shoot to produce printed materials and posters for our bakery franchisees to display in their stores and digital resources for email marketing, social media, and website uses. 

buns photo 3
This past week in the Dillon test bakery, we made almost 1000 buns in a variety of flavors and did a photo shoot showcasing not only the beautiful, hand-crafted buns but mouth-watering shots of actual sandwiches made on them to get people excited about summer grilling and heading to their local Great Harvest to pick up buns for their next quick mid-week family burger night, weekend barbecue, summer holiday, or block party.  Our buns are unlike any others out there – delicious, loaded with great ingredients, and visually stunning.
whole wheat bacon cheddar beer bun
 

How excited are you for this summer’s quickly approaching grilling season?  I think I will have a venison burger tonight.  On a Great Harvest Bacon Cheddar Beer bun.  I can taste it already, can you?

 

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I'm Scott Molyneaux and I joined Great Harvest in September 2011 as the Corporate Chef. I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and have worked in various segments of the food industry, including restaurants, large and small scale catering operations, private dining, retail, and lodges over the last 20+ years. At Great Harvest my efforts are focused on research and development of new products, wheat testing and purchasing, and teaching new franchisees how to be phenomenal bakers. I love living in Montana which gives me ample opportunity to pursue my interests of snowboarding, hiking with my dog, camping, riding my ATV in the mountains, playing my guitar, and of course cooking.