How Much Does it Cost to Open a Great American Cookies?
If you’re considering business ownership, you want to start a business you feel passionate about. At Great American Cookies, our passion is “Sharing the Fun of Cookies,” and we’re looking for people (like you!) who share that spirit.

“How much does it cost to open a Great American Cookies?” The short answer is, “less than you think!” Great American Cookies offers a truly low cost franchise opportunity, with a franchise fee of just $30K.

Even better, starting a franchise is an investment in your career AND your community! Don’t you want to be the one to bring the cookie cake to your neighborhood?

Our low cost franchise opportunity is a great option for anyone who is looking for a way to start a career as a business owner! Each opportunity is different, so whether you open your franchise in a mall, at an airport, or anywhere else in between, you can customize your franchise for YOU!

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Available Territories

Bring Great American Cookies to you, wherever you are

We’re looking for owners in locations across the U.S.
Have a location you’re interested in? Let us know!
Here are the criteria we look for:

  • Location type: malls, lifestyle centers, shopping plazas, military bases, college campuses, and many more!
  • Minimum: population of 60,000 within a 10-mile radius
  • Minimum: median household income of $40,000
  • Minimum: 200 square feet (for kiosks) or 600 to 1,100 square feet (for inline locations)
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Why Should I start a Great American Cookies Franchise?

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We’re often asked by potential franchise owners why they should purchase a Great American Cookies franchise. While there are more reasons than we could list, we think the best answer is that people just love cookies!

Most of us have been eating cookies since we were children. The smell, taste, and warm sense of nostalgia that cookies bring is nearly impossible to replicate. Imagine bringing that happiness to your customers each and every day!

It’s hard to find that sense of satisfaction from most jobs, and that’s what makes baking cookies so different.

  • INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

    Inventing the Cookie Cake and the Double Doozie are just some of the ways we stay ahead of the curve.

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  • WE’RE #1

    We’ve been ranked the #1 Baked Goods Franchise in Entrepreneur for six straight years.

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  • Low Initial Investment

    This low cost franchise opportunity is easy to start and even easier to scale to multiple units.

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  • Multi-unit owner’s dream brand

    Leverage our brand recognition and scale up your operations by opening multiple locations. You can think big or small, opening four locations or just one.

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  • Thousands of opportunities available

    We have locations available in nearly every state across the U.S. Want to lock down a territory? Sign a development agreement for your area.

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  • Co-branding with our other concepts

    As a company that owns four snack food franchises, we offer the ability to expand your franchise footprint with additional brands like Marble Slab Creamery, Hot Dog on a Stick, & Pretzelmaker.

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  • Training and Support

    Our industry leading training programs get our franchisees all the knowledge they need to operate their cookie franchises. Ongoing support maintains that high level.

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  • What experience is needed

    No experience required! We want someone outgoing and passionate to own our cookie franchises.

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Investment

Our low investment franchise is more than just a cookie shop: it's an avenue to independence for our franchise owners. Starting a Great American Cookies franchise is the way to be your own boss and get out of the corporate rut.

When you invest in a cookie franchise, your investment goes toward the support of the Great American Cookies franchise development team and then some! You are investing in a network of experienced business owners, fellow franchisees, and expert teams, dedicated to helping your Great American Cookies franchise grow.

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What Makes Our Dessert Franchise Different?

A cookie franchise built for families

There are thousands of franchises across the country. Some franchise companies own multiple brands within different industries. But our parent company, Global Franchise Group, is a strategic brand management company focused solely on snack food franchises. Our owners benefit from that laser focus with:

  • Extensive franchisee classroom and platform training through GFG University
  • Ongoing marketing and PR support
  • Operations consultations with Great American Cookies Franchise Business Consultants
  • Easy scalability for multi-unit franchise owners
  • Family-focused operations model
  • Ability to Share the Fun of Cookies!
  • Expanding or adding additional brands to your existing store all under one parent company
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Are you interested in owning multiple stores?

Scaling up to multi-unit ownership is incredibly simple

Love owning a Great American Cookies franchise? Open another! Being a multi-unit franchisee allows you to tap into your experience of operating one store to expand your potential sources of income. Here’s how:

  • Staff training (and more importantly, manager training) is easily facilitated with multi-units
  • A single owner can comfortably own three to five stores with a small amount of “administrative” staff. Share staff across your stores to help with staffing!
  • Once you’ve been through the training program and you’ve operated your own store, you’re well equipped to repeat the process.
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Are you ready to get started?

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We’re looking for owners in locations across the U.S. Have a location you’re interested in? Let us know! Here are the criteria we look for:

  • You’re financially stable, with a net worth of at least $250K and liquidity of $100K per store
  • You have a committed, positive attitude
  • You’re confident, ambitious and self-motivated
  • You’re willing to work for success, complete ongoing training and attend meetings
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Now is the time to invest in a low cost franchise like Great American Cookies®

Did you know that 99% of Americans eat dessert regularly? Or that fast-food franchise outlets are poised for record growth in 2016? Cookie Cakes are a primary staple at birthdays, parties and company events. That money is currently going into someone else's pocket, why not make it yours?

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