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Step 1

The first step is to complete our online application. This application will be provided to you in a link sent via email.

Step 2

Once we’ve reviewed your application and you meet our initial criteria, we will send our Franchise Disclosure Document, which includes a Financial Performance Representation of average net sales, the cost of goods, rent, and labor figures.

Step 3

You will sign and return the Acknowledgment of Receipt found in the FDD.

Step 4

We will host a call with you to go over the FDD as well as answer your questions about the FDD and the process to become a franchise owner. We will maintain constant communication as we determine what your growth plans are, your areas of interest, as well as your timeline of opening.

Step 5

We encourage you to contact existing franchisees for feedback about Great American Cookies and their experiences within the brand.

Step 6

During the time you are speaking with current owners and researching the brand, we will conduct credit and background checks on you and any partners you may have.

Step 7

We will invite you to our headquarters in Atlanta, GA to meet our team (optional). We’ll set up a Zoom meeting with all potential franchisees as well as calls with our marketing, operations, real estate, construction, and management team. We take franchisee selection very seriously and we hope you value meeting the team you will be working closely with day-to-day operating your franchise.

Step 9

Once you become a franchise owner, we will assist you in securing a location with the help of our real estate team. Our construction team will also assist in helping you with guidance on building your store.

Step 8

If approved to join the franchise family, you’ll sign your franchise agreement and pay the agreed upon initial franchise fee for the amount listed in your Franchise Agreement if you have multiple stores.

Step 10

The Great American Cookies marketing team will assist you in pre-opening marketing support and our operations team will arrive at your store to assist you in your grand opening.

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Our Partners

Great American Cookies is a part of the Global Franchise Group family, which also holds the following Quick Service Restaurant brands:

Head Office

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Customer Relations Manager
5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30342

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. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only..

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