Great American Cookies

  • Global Franchise Group
1346 Oakbrook Dr., # 170
Norcross, GA 30093
  • (800) 524-6444 / (770) 514-4500
  • (770) 514-4903 (Fax)

"Share the Fun of Cookies." Established cookie concept with a great old family recipe, attractive retail price point, unique cookie cake program, available in store formats for traditional and non-traditional venues.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1977

Franchising Since: 1977

Operating Units

Franchised Units 296 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 296 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 278 96.2% In 31 States
Canada 5 1.7% In 3 Provinces
International 6 2.1% In 4 Foreign Countries
Total 289 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Texas 76
Georgia 24
Florida 22

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Alberta

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 135
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

Atlanta, GA Ongoing
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $75/250K LIQ
Cash Investment $122-493K
Total Investment $185-289K
Average Total Investment $237K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $25K
Average Franchise Fee $25K
On-Going Royalty 6%
Average Royalty 6%
Advertising Fee 1.50%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 3
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 2
Space Needs (in square feet) 200-1,000
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 3
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 1
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract W/ Lease
Term of Renewal Period N/A
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
Yes, for 0 years
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 25
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes
Overseas Yes
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