Lunch today was held at the Lion’s Den!! Our favorite Dillon restaurant
This morning’s sessions were filled with info on creating an awesome workplace for employees, marketing and design, and customer service. The beauty of the Great Harvest model is that while it’s a “freedom franchise” with TONS of information, each owner can do whatever they want with it. We can run our bakery as a local business. But at the same time, we have loads of information and support at our fingertips (website design, newsletters, posters, etc).
I had a big cup of coffee upon arriving after our –10 degree mile walk to the HQ!
There are ample snacks set out for us to nibble on –
I like combing the M&Ms in the trail mix with the pretzels!
Mid morning we had a coffee break to try out the Peet’s Lattes some locations have (we will just be having drip coffee since our bakery will be next to a full-service coffee shop)
At noon we piled into cars and drove over to the Lion’s Den for lunch
More Dillon charm ; )
Remember these placemats from last year!?
Here’s our group! Half GH staff, half owners.
I ordered a bowl of the Split Pea Soup with Ham, which was amazing!!! A wee bit salty, but really good. It was a big bowl so I shard with Matt
With a fluffy roll and saltines, which I munched.
I also ordered the Shrimp Salad, which was much bigger than expected! It was yummy and plentiful! Shared it with Matt too.
We had exactly enough time to walk home from lunch (about a mile). As you know, I love a brisk walk! It was MUCH warmer than it was at 7:30AM.
Tonight we have a potluck dinner with all of the GH staff – so fun to be part of this group of amazing people!