Site Requirements | Great American Cookies Franchise

Site Requirements


  • Location type: malls, lifestyle centers, shopping plazas, military bases, college campuses, and many more!

Location Requirements

  • Traffic: 60,000+
  • Signage: Prefer one sign plus pylon
  • Seating: Not Required

Non-Traditional Requirements

These locations vary greatly with each opportunity. Please inquire for more details.


  • Malls
  • Urban Storefronts
  • Shopping Centers (end-caps & pads)
  • ​Lifestyle Centers
  • ​Entertainment Centers
  • ​Mixed Use Projects (retail, residential, office)
  • ​University Adjacent
  • ​Airports
  • ​Military Bases
  • ​Within Large Volume Grocery Stores
  • ​Theaters
  • Community Centers


  • Residential 60,000+ within a 3-Mile Radius
  • Median Household Income $40,000+

Preferred Co-Tenants

  • Minimum of Two Anchor Stores
  • Movie Theaters
  • ​Near or around Children’s Concepts and Food Courts
  • ​Areas of High Foot Traffic
  • Areas with Large Targeted Audience (Stadiums, Malls, Boardwalks, Airports, College Campuses, Beaches)


  • HVAC: 1 Ton+
  • Gas: 2-inch line must be available to the premises, 1,000,000 BTU gas line sized per local code
  • Electrical: 225 amps service available to premises, 120/208V 3-phase/4-wire electrical service (with panels)
  • Water & Sewer: 1 inch water (min 45 gal/sec at 60psi) and 4-inch sewer to premises
  • ​NFPA, UL and local code approved fire protection system
  • 4-inch grease sewer line to communal trap (per code)


  • Investment Range: $192,900 – $352,650
  • Royalty: 6%
  • Marketing Fee: 1.5%
  • Franchise fee: $25,000

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