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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Smoothie

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

2007

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$15,000-$25,000

Investment Range

$181K-$403K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

370

U.S. Franchised Units

370

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Atlanta

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2008

Issuance of FDD Data

05/21/2021

Key Indicators

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Franchise Payback Period (Years)

Owner Salary / Compensation

Average Unit Volume (AUV)

Franchise Cost

$181K-$403K

Franchise Fee

$15,000-$25,000

What to know about Great American Cookies franchise?

Great American Cookies is a chain of independently owned and operated franchised stores that specialize in gourmet cookies. The company has expanded to include locations across the United States and around the world. They are best known for their signature product, the Original Cookie Cake. This cake is a giant cookie that is decorated with icing and can be personalized with a message or design. They also offer a variety of other baked goods, including cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. Great American Cookies takes pride in using only the highest quality ingredients in all of their products. Great American Cookies provides their franchisees with all the necessary tools to succeed. This includes a comprehensive training program, ongoing support, and a marketing plan. Franchisees also have access to the company's proprietary recipes and product formulations.

Great American Cookies is based in Atlanta, GA. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Great American Cookies franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Great American Cookies franchise? Before starting a Great American Cookies franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Great American Cookies franchise is $180,700 and can go all the way up to $403,150. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Great American Cookies business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Great American Cookies franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Great American Cookies business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Great American Cookies franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 341 24 16 349
2017 349 23 12 360
2018 355 25 17 363
2019 363 26 20 369
2020 369 24 23 370

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How much does a Great American Cookies franchise owner make?

Great American Cookies franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Great American Cookies franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Great American Cookies discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Great American Cookies franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Great American Cookies franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Great American Cookies. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Great American Cookies owners were making.

Visit the Great American Cookies metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Great American Cookies franchise fee?

Owning a Great American Cookies franchise requires 6% royalty fee and 2% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Great American Cookies Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Great American Cookies franchise fee of $15,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $180,700 to $403,150. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Great American Cookies franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Great American Cookies franchise fee of $15,000.

Visit the Great American Cookies metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Great American Cookies founded?

Great American Cookies started offering franchises in 2008. Great American Cookies was founded 15 years ago in 2007.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Great American Cookies locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2021, there were 370 locations across the U.S. There are also 0 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Great American Cookies have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Great American Cookies franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Great American Cookies has opened 75 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Great American Cookies metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Great American Cookies franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Great American Cookies has closed 60 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Great American Cookies metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Great American Cookies growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Great American Cookies over the past 3 years is 4%. Over the last year we have data for, Great American Cookies had a net unit growth rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Great American Cookies growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Great American Cookies. More info in the Great American Cookies metrics tab.

Is Great American Cookies franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Great American Cookies is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Great American Cookies franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S0742 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Great American Cookies that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Great American Cookies a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Great American Cookies meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Great American Cookies provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Great American Cookies.

What is the Great American Cookies Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Great American Cookies systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Great American Cookiesfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Great American Cookies franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 16%. Over the last year we have data for, Great American Cookies had a franchise for sale rate of 9%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Great American Cookies franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Great American Cookies. More info in the Great American Cookies metrics tab.

What is the Great American Cookies Franchise Failure Rate?

Great American Cookies franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Great American Cookies failure rate over the past 3 years is 16%. Over the last year we have data for, Great American Cookies had a franchise failure rate of 6%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Great American Cookies franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Great American Cookies. More info in the Great American Cookies metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Great American Cookies franchise?

Visit the Great American Cookies metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Great American Cookies

$291,925

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Great American Cookies

6%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Great American Cookies

$20,000

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

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Franchise Financials

Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Smoothie

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

2007

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$15,000-$25,000

Investment Range

$181K-$403K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

370

U.S. Franchised Units

370

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Atlanta

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2008

Issuance of FDD Data

05/21/2021

Detailed Franchise metrics for Great American Cookies

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Great American Cookies below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Great American Cookies

0%

4%

Industry median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Great American Cookies

NA

16%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Great American Cookies

NA

16%

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Business details

Website

www.greatamericancookies.com

Business email

f************@gfgmanagement.com

Mailing address

5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 850

State headquarters

Georgia

Contact Name

Great American Cookies

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Atlanta

Zip code

30342
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