Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine 2013 Buyer's Guide - Page 43

MULTI-UNIT Buyer’s Guide FOOD Demographics Residential population of 60,000 within a 10-mile radius; Median household income $40,000+; prefer at least 2 anchor co-tenants, proximity to kids concepts, movie theaters, and other high-traffic retail. OPPORTUNITY Description Global Franchise Group (GFG) champions franchised brands and the people who build them. We Share the Fun of Cookies and serve Freshness with a Twist through the Great American Cookies and Pretzelmaker quick-service restaurants. Our menus of delectable treats have created a loyal customer following for 35 and 22 years respectively, while offering our franchisees an easy operation that allows for rapid multi-unit growth. Fast Franchise Facts Franchising Since: 1977 / 1991 Multi-Unit Franchisee Operating Units: 51% / 37% Total Franchise Operating Units: 320 / 327 Company Operating Units: 2 / 1 Capital Investment: $178,350 - $280,350 / $129,300 - $224,950 SITE LOCATION Franchise Fee (per unit): $30000 / $30000 Assistance Royalty Fee (per unit): 6% / 7% Advertising fee (per unit): 1.5% / 1.5% Earnings Claims: Yes Build-Out Options: Inline, kiosk, co-branded, malls, colleges Available Territories: All United States and select International Contact Christina Chambers | Director of Franchise Development (800) 524-6444 Rankings Great American Cookies ranks as the top Baked Goods-Cookies franchise in the Entrepreneur Magazine 2012 and 2013 Franchise 500, and Pretzelmaker ranks among the top 3 pretzel brands. GFG assists with site selection, LOI negotiation, construction project management, and training. Our construction team continuously tracks and negotiates equipment vendor costs to manage upfront investment costs. Qualifications GFG is seeking current multiunit operators looking to expand their portfolios with a non-competitive brand. Single unit opportunities may be available depending on the market. Candidates are required to have a minimum of $100,000 in liquid assets (per store) and a minimum net worth of $250,000 (single unit) or $500,000 (3-unit commitment). MULTI-UNIT BUYER’S GUIDE 2013 38