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Great American Cookies

Franchise

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

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$250,000
Net worth required
$500,000
Investment
$225,000 - $350,000
Franchise fee
$30,000
Units in operation
299

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Overview

WHAT SETS US APART

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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 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 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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IDEAL OWNER

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 team players willing to follow the system and engage with other owners.

FAQ'S

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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 franchise agreement signing, averaging 181 days from site selection to store opening.

Q: How do I take 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.

Learn more at our franchise website www.greatamericancookiesfranchise.com!

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