Just How Sweet is the Cookie Industry?

When you think about baked treats, there are any number of options that might come to mind. But there’s a good chance the very first thought that’ll pop into your head is — cookie! And that’s because cookies have been part of just about everyone’s childhood (think milk and cookies), are typically easy to eat, and come in all sorts of deliciously sweet variations. In short, cookies are extremely popular. In fact, the global market for cookies is huge, and from 2017 to 2018, the cookie industry saw $8.5 billion in domestic sales. What this means is that Americans love cookies, and we do, too! Great American Cookies is part of an industry that’s growing every year and shows no signs of slowing down. What is that industry? Let’s take a closer look.

The Quick Service Restaurants Franchise Industry

Great American Cookies is proud to be part of the Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) franchise industry, a broad market that specializes in fast-foods and snacks. This industry used to be dominated by fast-food chains that serve popular menu items like hamburgers and cheeseburgers, French fries and milkshakes. But today, as more and more consumers’ tastes are changing, the industry is evolving to include snack foods like our delicious cookies and cookie cakes. It’s a market that has broad demographic appeal and in 2015, saw 200 billion dollars in US sales alone!  So, if you want to start a cookie company of your own, investing in a Great American Cookies franchise could be smart move!

Something for Everyone

We’ve been putting smiles on faces since 1977, one cookie at a time! From our signature cookie cakes (our own invention) to our gourmet cookies and delectable brownies, Great American Cookies has something for every one of every age! Our snacks are fun to eat, come in a variety of flavors and are perfect for any occasion, whether they be birthdays, special holidays, office parties or graduations. We use premium ingredients in recipes that have been in the family for generations, and our in-house Research and Development team is always working to create flavors and recipes that combine gourmet ideas with the comfort and nostalgia of home-baked goodness. Furthermore, when you order your cookies or cakes, you can rest assured that they’re baked on the day you need them, guaranteeing their freshness. Our commitment to this kind of quality is what sets us apart from the competitors and what keeps our franchisees busy! We know how to do things right because our parent company, Global Franchise Group, specializes in QSR franchise brands, and through their guidance and expertise, we’ve become experts in the cookie industry! In fact, we’ve been ranked as a #1 Baked Good Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

So, what are you waiting for? You can combine the satisfaction of being your own boss with a career in a sweet and delicious industry that’s fun, wholesome and growing! We’ve been doing it for decades. You can, too!

If you’d like to learn more about starting a cookie company of your own and tap into the fun and delicious cookie industry, download our free franchise brochure today!

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