Gigi's Cupcakes LLC
Cupcakes, baked goods, coffee
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Gigi's Cupcakes LLC
Cupcakes, baked goods, coffee

About
Founded

2007

Franchising Since

2008 (11 Years)

Corporate Address

550 Bailey Ave., #650
Ft. Worth, TX 76107

CEO

Judy Renfrow

Parent Company

Gatti's Pizza

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$226,700 - $425,500

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2.5%

Financing Options

Gigi's Cupcakes LLC has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

165 hours

Classroom Training:

21 hours

Bio
Gina "Gigi" Butler started Gigi's Cupcakes after her brother visited a cupcake shop in New York and told her that her recipes were better and she should open her own shop where she lived in Nashville, Tennessee. She continued running her cleaning business during the day, and at night she began baking dozens of cupcakes in her kitchen, and sold them to friends who were pharmaceutical sales reps to take on their medical staff visits. In 2008, she opened her shop. The shop's landlord, Alan Thompson, had a background in franchising, so with his advice and assistance, along with that of her family, she began franchising.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $226,700 High - $425,500
Units
-5.5%-5 UNITS (1 Year) -7.5%-7 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

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Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: October 25th, 2018