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Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies Franchise

Great American Cookies has been ranked #1 in its category by Entrepreneur for the past two years. Great American Cookies maintains the quality of its products by producing its proprietary cookie dough exclusively at its plant in Atlanta and controls the cost of goods for franchisees. More about the cost of owning a Great American Cookies franchise is below.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$225,000 - $350,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation



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  • Superior brand name recognition with more than 36 years as a leader in the cookie and snack food industry
  • Ranked #1 in the category for 2012 and 2013 “Franchise 500”
  • Loyal and repeat customer base, with year-over-year sales growth even in a down economy
  • Added revenue source through the online ordering of high-ticket value Cookie Cakes
  • Strong, experienced franchisee association for support, guidance, and mentoring
  • National press features such as Food Network's Unwrapped, Fox & Friends, CBS Early Show; social media campaigns driven by our marketing team and a top public relations firm.
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Our franchisees don't need prior food experience but have business-savvy with the ability to control the financial side and hire a smiling, energetic staff to create a great customer experience. Owners are community-oriented with a desire to drive local marketing initiatives within the community, actively engaged in the business, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are team players willing to follow the system and engage with other owners.


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Q: What is the typical size and location? A: Between 500 and 900 square feet is ideal. We also have a kiosk program. Areas such as regional malls, outlet, and lifestyle centers, and entertainment complexes make excellent locations

Q: How long will it take to open my store? A: Expect to spend 30-60 days in our Discovery Process, at the end of which we will award a franchise if the fit is right for both sides. We pride ourselves on getting stores open as quickly as possible after the franchise agreement signing, averaging 181 days from site selection to store opening.

Q: How do I take the first steps? A: Once you fill out the request form, you will receive an email that includes a link to our Online Brochure. You will also receive a call from the Development Manager for your area to discuss your goals and answer initial questions.

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