Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies

Cookies
FREE Franchise Guide!
2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$203K - $379K
Units as of 2020
377 3.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Great American Cookies

Industry
Food
Founded
1977
Parent Company
Global Franchise Group
Leadership
Paul Damico, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1977 (45 years)
# of employees at HQ
64
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
377 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5555 Glenridge Connector, #850
Atlanta, GA 30342

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Great American Cookies franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$203,400 - $379,150
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
25% off first-store franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
Take Our Free Franchise Quiz!

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
37 hours
Classroom Training
3 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
Take our quick quiz to find your ideal franchise

Work with our free FranCoach and get what you need to start a Great American Cookies franchise.

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Great American Cookies landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Want to stay updated on the latest franchise news?

Never miss a beat when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse more franchises that are similar to Great American Cookies.

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Franchise Local Marketing Right Now

Explore how franchise local marketing is changing to serve local customers better.

Max Pecherskyi

Picking a Winning Emerging Brand Is How You Get Rich in Franchising. Here's How to Spot One.

The key to generating wealth through franchising is to invest in an emerging brand. Here are 5 ways to help ensure you pick a winner.

Dan Rowe

What's Hot in Automotive Franchising Right Now?

Automotive franchising is a category that will supercharge your entrepreneurial outlook.

Jeff Cheatham

How to Start a UPS Store Franchise in 2022

Here's what you need to know if you're ready to franchise by aligning yourself with a major shipping brand.

Why Restaurants Depend on Location, Location, Location

Zip codes, demographics and the local population will dictate the success of your establishment.

Jeff Cheatham

Disclaimer
The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise by Entrepreneur Media. Our franchise listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise. That should include reviewing the franchisor's legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees.
Updated: February 8th, 2021