Training Onsite: 80 hours
Training at headquarters: 40 hours
Additional Training: At corporate store
Number of employees required to run: 3 - 4
As more people became interested in natural foods and better nutrition, Shakarian opened stores in other states and changed the company's name to General Nutrition Centers (GNC). GNC also began producing its own vitamin and mineral supplements, foods, drinks and cosmetics. They started franchising in 1988. With company and franchised stores throughout the U.S. and worldwide, GNC now focuses on vitamins and nutritional supplements.
Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
GNC Franchising offers in-house financing to cover the following: accounts receivable
GNC Franchising has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, payroll
50% off first-store franchise fee
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Updated: August 10th, 2017Reprints & Licensing
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