At malls and small snack shops scattered all over the country, Great American Cookies has treated its growing customer base to delicious gourmet cookies. These include traditional favorites like Original Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Peanut Butter Supreme, as well as unique creations such as White Chunk Macadamia Nut, Snickerdoodle, and festive cookie cakes.
There is more to this American cookie company than just the cookies, however; Great American Cookies is a leading example of community involvement.
An American Cookie Company with Community Ties
At its 350-plus locations, Great American Cookies has been focused on keeping itself involved in the local community. This can sometimes mean charity connections, but it can also be on the “lighter side.” Two examples are given below.
- The “Bite for the Fight” campaign of Great American Cookies exceeded its goal of raising $1 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) during a three-year span from 2013 to 2015. Funds were raised at annual drives through the donations of customers, employees and franchise partners. The LLS’s Light the Night Walks brought communities together to celebrate with cancer survivors and to contribute toward finding a cure.
- When Rashan Gary was named the nation’s top new college football recruit for the incoming class of 2016, a certain American cookie company concurred and presented him with a unique way to decide on his future career path. Great American Cookies provided Rashan with a large cookie cake, decorated half in Michigan logos and half in Clemson logos. Rashan finally opted for the Michigan Wolverines, and it may well have had something to do with which half of his cookie cake he bit into first.
These are only a couple of the ways that Great American Cookies and its franchisees have gotten involved in local communities in the past, and anyone who opens a new franchise, works at this American cookie company, or buys and consumes their delicious cookies will be a part of these kinds of community programs.
How to Open Your Own Cookie Franchise Location
To embark on a unique entrepreneurial adventure, provide your customers with a rich variety of the best-loved gourmet cookies, and connect with Great American Cookies community involvement projects all at the same time, you may wish to consider opening one or more Great American Cookies franchises.
While most are nervous about starting a new franchise, the potential rewards of becoming a GAC franchisee make it well worth any risks involved. Consider the following:
- Quick-service restaurant (QSR) franchises, including American cookie company outlets, often see over 4% growth—much higher than the industry average.
- Most QSR franchises tend to suffer less from market downturns and recover more quickly from them. They also tend to have steadier business after the initial opening.
- Multi-unit franchising is common. This means that, once you get over the “learning curve,” you can open additional franchises, manage them all, and greatly expand your business.
- You will be creating valuable jobs that will help the unemployed in the community financially, as well as by giving them an opportunity to learn and advance.
The steps you need to take to begin a new Great American Cookies franchise and the qualifications for acceptance as a franchisee are relatively simple and, for many, 100% obtainable.
They include submitting an application, providing proof of income, and educating yourself on Great American Cookies cookie-making methods. Don’t worry about a thing because we’ll help support you through the whole process.
We are an American cookie company with a track record of community involvement and betterment. Opening your own Great American Cookies cookie franchise will allow you to serve your community, as well as delicious gourmet cookies. Visit our website today for more information!