Great Harvest Bread Co. branch to open in August


Triple J Saipan is slated to open Saipan’s first Great Harvest Bread Co. branch in August 2017, in Chalan Kanoa on Beach Road, in front of Surf Club.

Great Harvest will be the third new restaurant opened by Triple J since 2016. The others are Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Surf Club.

Great Harvest Bread Co. is a unique bakery in that all its bread products are made with freshly milled whole grains on premise. The wheat is freshly milled in-house for superior flavor and nutrition. Their “slow baking” technique without shortcuts or preservatives is why their product is sought after throughout the U.S.

Donovan Castro, head baker, recently returned from a training program in Dillion, Montana, where he learned the entire baking process.

“I learned so much with the amazing team at Great Harvest Bread Montana. It really inspired me to come back to Saipan and really make the best bread in the CNMI,” Donovan said.

His favorite part? “Biting into a Great Harvest bread for the first time. Really, I made it that day and got to eat what I made right after it came out of the oven. It was a truly exciting experience.”

The menu items include sandwiches, soups, bread bowls, salads, baked fresh daily loaves, cookies and other sweet goodies.

Great Harvest Bread Saipan will have a special baking press, which can churn out 1,200 freshly made flour and corn tortillas daily.

The bakery will be open all day to serve delicious breakfast and lunch products as well as dinner.

Robert H. Jones, board chairman and CEO, said, “We are very excited to open a bakery, the first ever like it on Saipan, to serve the community amazing bread and café products. We are flying in the wheat berries and milling the wheat on site to produce the freshest products possible. This is going to be a great addition to Chalan Kanoa and Saipan.”

Great Harvest Bread Co. began in the ’70s, with founders Pete and Laura Wakeman baking fresh bread products to pay their college tuition at Cornell University. The couple went to Montana after college and never left, opening the first Great Harvest Bakery in Great Falls, Montana, in 1976.

Saipan will be the farthest Great Harvest Bread location to date. For more information visit (PR)

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