What Are the Startup Costs?


Different locations have different expenses.

Every franchise location is different, so the cost to open each franchise varies. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the varying cost in the dessert franchise industry.

Let’s break it down for you:

When we take into account these factors and many others, we have found that our franchise owners’ initial costs range from $277,400 to $403,150.

As you can see, the size of our stores vary and come in many different shapes and sizes. Below are the typical requirements of the different store types you can invest in.

Cookie franchises may be found in malls, shopping centers, strip malls, military bases, college campuses, and many other locations.

As the owner, you will find the ideal location for your Great American Cookies franchise, which will help you determine whether you want to invest in a traditional, modular, or satellite store. Your location will need to fit at least these two criteria in order to be considered a viable location for one of our gourmet cookie shops:
As long as your desired location meets these two main criteria, you are one step closer to potentially getting your piece of the multimillion-dollar dessert franchise industry!

See our available territories to find out if your city is on the map!
Don’t see your city? Contact us and together we can find out if your location is the right place for a Great American Cookies franchise!

Are you the ideal cookie franchise candidate?

How do you know if YOU are the right candidate to open a Great American Cookies franchise? Do you possess these attributes?
You will notice one thing missing from this list: restaurant experience. We do not require our cookie franchise owners to have restaurant or management experience at all, but restaurant or hospitality experience is a plus!

** This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. An offer can be made by prospectus only. The table above includes information regarding a franchisee’s estimated initial investment for traditional locations from Item 7 of Great American Cookies 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). More information, including explanatory footnotes that supplement the table above, can be found in Item 7 of the FDD.

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only..

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