Process & Timeline | Great American Cookies Franchise

Open an International Great American Cookies Franchise!

Our experience in international franchising is unparalleled. Join us now to Spread the Fun of Cookies across the world!

The Step-by-Step Process

Step Two

Continue discovery discussions with the Vice President of International Development and Operations on the inputs to complete your business plan.

Step Three

Receive the Great American Cookies Letter of Intent (LOI).

Step Four

Refine your business plan based on the mutually agreed-upon business terms. After you finish this step, you are now ready to sign your Master Franchise contract and begin.

  • Traditional Store: 37–93 square meters (400–1000 square feet)
  • Non-traditional Store: 37–74 square meters (400–800 square feet)
  • Minimum population: 60,000 in a ten-mile radius

The Timeline

Once you have decided to get started as a Great American Cookies master franchisee, the process begins! It is important for us to comply with all international laws regarding franchising, so we will spend considerable time getting acquainted with the laws and regulations in your territory. In our experience, the legal process typically takes 30-60 days on average and then the Master Franchisee onboarding process can begin! Once the contract is in place, you will receive a Market Launch plan that maps out the activities that will take place from your brand training to opening day. During the market launch phase, we will work with you to track the key milestones such as training, local sourcing, identifying the first site, and purchasing food and equipment. While each new market launch is different, we find that most new markets open within six to twelve months of the contract execution.


This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. We are providing the United States FDD at your request, and as a condition to receiving this FDD, you acknowledge that we are not representing that the contents of the FDD will apply in any manner to our international franchise relationship, including but not limited to any financial performance representations set forth in the FDD.
Your country of interest may have individual franchise disclosure requirements. If we elect to engage in further sales discussions, we will fully comply with the franchise disclosure requirements as required by law in your country/territory of interest.