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What You Need to Know About Franchising

  • February 4, 2020
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Interested in opening a cookie franchise but don’t know what’s involved? We know that it’s a big decision, and franchising isn’t everyone’s first thought when considering a new business venture. Here, we’ll give you some general information about franchising as well as specific tips on how the franchise model benefits our brand. 

You’re Buying into a Time-Tested System

The best reason to opt for a franchise brand like Great American Cookies is that you’ll be buying into a well-established system that’s already been proven to work. Starting a cookie business comes with lots of variables: Where should I set up shop? How many varieties should I offer? How do I go about marketing my business most effectively? 

Great American Cookies has already figured out the answers to all of these questions and many more. There’s no need for you to rely on guesswork or intuition when you partner with us because you’ll be able to draw from our decades of experience in the industry – we’ve been opening new stores since 1977!

If you want to open a new business but don’t want to reinvent the wheel, franchising has lots of advantages. 

The Process of Starting a Cookie Business is Simplified 

Not only do experienced franchisors like Great American Cookies have the answers to questions like the ones listed above, they’ve gone through the process of opening new locations many times before. For our franchisees, this can take a lot of the guesswork out of the equation. We’re able to guide them through the process of finding a location, ordering the right supplies and inventory, finding the right number of employees, and so forth. 

Along these lines, we provide franchisees with comprehensive training designed to help them master our business model. There’s no need for you to have any experience in the restaurant business or even with running your own business – we’re dedicated to teaching you the basics so you can open a cookie franchise with confidence. 

You’ll Have the Freedom to Run Your Own Business

A common misconception about franchising is that you won’t have much freedom to run your business the way you see fit. It’s true that we have systems in place that we expect franchisees to adhere to. But the truth is that these systems greatly simplify operations, leaving our franchisees with more time to focus on the big picture of growing your business. You’ll be free to delegate tasks as you see fit. 

This is great news for franchisees who are interested in running multiple units! There’s lots of potential to expand with Great American Cookies. Not only do you have the option of opening multiple stores, you can open up new locations of any GFG brand: Hot Dog on a Stick, Marble Slab Creamery – you can even opt to open a cobranded location!

As you can see, there are lots of benefits to opening a cookie franchise as opposed to starting a new business from scratch. Contact us today to learn more about what’s involved.