The long-awaited opening of the Great Harvest Bread Company in Loganville is finally here. Following a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 7, 2017, the bakery will open to the public on Friday. Great Harvest Bread is opening the Loganville bakery and restaurant where Sugar Kneads bakery used to be at 150 Athens Highway. Great Harvest Bread is a franchise with locations in several states across the county.
Great Harvest Bread is the result of a dream of Kim Kiser, of Loganville, and her partners Rob and Traci Browne, of Monroe. At the ribbon cutting, Kiser spoke emotionally of how the business came together following the death of her husband, attorney Rob Kiser, who passed away two and a half years ago. She said it had been her intention initially to open a bread company herself until she saw the mission statement of Great Harvest Bread, deciding then to instead become a franchise.
Kiser made the local debut of the company’s products at the Walton County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo late last year, introducing the community to some of the specialty breads Great Harvest Bread is now serving. Going forward, the company will be serving from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
“Sunday is our day of rest,” Kiser said.
Besides gourmet bread baked fresh daily, Great Harvest Bread will serve baked goods and sandwiches made on site to order. It also will open up the bakery to school groups, culinary classes and birthday parties. The bakery also sells freshly baked dog treats for their customers’ furry family members.