Rank no. 231 – Great American Cookies – US
Products & Services: Cookies
Number of Locations: 324
Total Investment: $178.35K – 280.35K
Began Franchising: 1977
About Great American Cookies
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 MaggieMooâ��s.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $178,350 – $280,350
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: POP materials
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #231 (2013), #165 (2012), #116 (2011), #294 (2010), #257 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #184 (2013), #131 (2012), #98 (2011), #197 (2009),
Great American Cookies became an instant retail phenomenon in 1977 when the first store opened in Atlanta, Georgia’s Perimeter Mall. Founded on the strength of a generations-old family chocolate chip cookie recipe, the company eventually set the standard for gourmet cookie sales in shopping centers nationwide.
From one store and one recipe, Great American Cookies expanded in malls across the country and at the same time developed a complete line of cookies and brownies, including our signature Cookie Cake product, making it one of the best cookie companies in the industry. By putting only the finest, fresh-baked goodies in our stores, Great American Cookies has set the stage for success.
Being the biggest cookie company has never been the objective at Great American Cookies. Our goal was simply to bake the best cookies ever made. However, by maintaining pride in service as well as providing the public with a delicious and appealing line of products, Great American Cookies became a leader in the snack food industry.
All of the cookies and brownies at Great American Cookies start with carefully tested recipes, highly controlled production and the finest premium ingredients from our batter facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The end result is the best possible fresh-baked products at an affordable price. From our signature Cookie Cakes to our sinfully rich brownies, Great American Cookies takes the time to do it right.
Our mission statement is simply: Share the Fun of Cookies ®
Customer Relations Department
1346 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 170 · Norcross, GA 30093
Phone: (877) 639-2361 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org