Great American Cookies
#186 Franchise 500| Cookies

Great American Cookies
Cookies

About
Founded

1977

Franchising Since

1977 (42 Years)

Corporate Address

5555 Glenridge Connector, #850
Atlanta, GA 30342

CEO

Chris Dull

Parent Company

Global Franchise Group

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$177,700 - $476,135

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$15,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

1.5%

Financing Options
Veteran Incentives

25% off first-store franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

37 hours

Classroom Training:

36.5 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Great American Cookies is ranked #186 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Great American Cookies opened its first store in Atlanta's Perimeter Mall in 1977. From one family chocolate cookie recipe, it added a complete line of cookies and brownies and began franchising in 1978. In addition to regular cookies, most stores feature large plate- or pan-sized cookies with personalized messages for parties or special occasions.
Great American Cookies is part of Global Franchise Group, which also franchises Pretzelmaker, Marble Slab Creamery, and MaggieMoo's.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $177,700 High - $476,135
Units
+2.7%+10 UNITS (1 Year) +5.3%+19 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Middle East, Mexico, Philippines, South America
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 27th, 2019