Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies® is the largest U.S. based retail cookie chain and the innovator of the original Cookie Cake. Since 1977 we have produced proprietary cookie dough from our own plant, allowing us to control the supply chain and negotiate prices not likely attained by an independent cookie operator. The Great American Cookies research and development team is constantly testing and creating new products that your customers can't find anywhere else. Due to the easy operation and our real estate team's ability to secure prime locations, a high percentage of our franchisees own multiple units. Share the Fun of Cookies® with a brand that has over 30 years of proven success!

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What Does a Great American Cookies Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Great American Cookies, you'll need to have at least $100,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $180,000 - $280,000. They also offer financing via 3rd party. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$100,000
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Net Worth:$250,000
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Total Investment:$180,000 - $280,000
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Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:279
Incorporated Name:GAC Franchising, LLC
Franchising Since:1977
Industry:Baked Goods

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About Us

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Founded in 1977 on the strength of an old family chocolate chip cookie recipe, Great American Cookies has set the standard for gourmet cookie sales in a fun, celebratory environment. For more than 30 years, we have maintained the heritage and integrity of our products by producing proprietary cookie dough exclusively from our plant in Atlanta. Known for our signature Cookie Cakes, trademark flavors and menu of delectable products baked fresh in store, at Great American Cookies we Share the Fun of Cookies with each treat we make.

Why Us

  • Home of the Original Cookie Cake, Great American Cookies is a dynamic, mature and growing brand.
  • With more than 30 years as a leader in the cookie and snack food industry, Great American Cookies offers superior brand recognition and a tried and true business model for franchisees to build from.
  • We understand the importance of being where the consumers are, which is why customers can now place online orders for Cookie Cakes, a quick and easy option that creates an added revenue source for the franchisee.
  • Ranked top of category in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Top 500 Franchises"
  • Listed in the Top 100 Franchises for 2011 in America's Top Global Franchises
  • Large network of experienced franchise owners and a strong franchisee association for added support, guidance and advice in building business.
  • National press features such as Food Network's Unwrapped, Fox & Friends, the CBS Early Show, and effective social media campaigns driven by our marketing team and a top public relations firm.


Q: Do you honor U.S. military veteran's discount?

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A: We are proud to participate in the VetFran Program and find that military veterans make excellent franchisees. We encourage those individuals to consider becoming a part of our system by offering a 25% Great American Patriot Program discount off the first store franchise fee.

A:The size ranges between 500 and 900 square feet. We also have a kiosk program to expand your store's reach. Kiosks average 250 square feet. We find that areas such as regional malls, lifestyle centers, entertainment complexes, airports and transit stations make excellent sites.

Q: Can I own more than one Great American Cookies location?

A:Absolutely! The low start-up costs and simple operation make it easy to own multiple Great American Cookies stores. A large number of our locations are owned by multi-unit operators, and we highly encourage Area Development.

Ideal Candidate

We have found a few comparable characteristics among our most successful franchisees: a committed, positive attitude; willing to work for success, participate in on-going training and attend brand meetings; passionate about community and building the business. If this describes you, and you meet our minimum of $100K in liquid capital, then you are the ideal candidate for Great American Cookies franchise ownership.

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Great American Cookies is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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