Ah, the million dollar question. As we discussed above, each franchise is different and has a different experience, so there is never one answer for this question. Additionally, the regulations on the franchising industry make it difficult for us to make concrete claims about earning potential.
We do publish an earnings claim in our Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD. Additionally, we always encourage potential franchise owners to get in touch with our existing franchise owners and ask questions about their earnings and experiences.
While we cannot promise exact numbers or disclose specifics about what you will earn, we can provide some basic data on the Quick Service Restaurants and Fast Food industry. This industry earned nearly $200 billion in the United States in 2015 and earnings are projected to increase by 2.5% each year at least until 2020.*
The industry, which has historically been dominated by hamburgers and french fries, is responding to consumers’ changing tastes and is becoming increasingly more diverse. The industry shows no signs of slowing down, so an investment in Great American Cookies is a relatively safe bet.