Great American Cookies announced that it ranked No. 1 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500 issue for the fifth consecutive year. In the January 2015 issue, Great American Cookies tops the magazine’s “Baked Goods – Cookies” category. Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 issue ranks franchises based on objective, quantifiable criteria, including system size, growth, and financial strength and stability.
“Great American Cookies is an exceptionally strong brand that is beloved among consumers. Our reputation for delicious cookies, Cookie Cakes, and friendly customer service makes our stores stand out among the competition,” says David Kaiser, vice president of Great American Cookies. “The Great American Cookies brand is continuing to expand internationally and domestically, and our stores show consistent same store sales growth year after year. The Entrepreneur Magazine ranking is a testament to our success.”
The category leader in cookies, Great American Cookies is the inventor of the Cookie Cake and helps spread the fun of cookies to generations of family celebrations. Great American Cookies stores are perfect for multiunit operators with its ease of operations, turnkey design, marketing, and branding support. In fact, the majority of Great American Cookies’ franchisees are multiunit franchisees, operating anywhere from three to 40-plus locations.
“The Great American Cookies concept thrives and excels in delivering fresh treats and excellent customer service, making the brand extremely popular with customers,” says Rajiv Grover, partner in the 18 Great American Cookies locations in Houston and director of growth and development for VKC Group Inc., a restaurant management firm. VKC Group owns and operates more than 140 Subway, Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, TCBY, and Mooyah Burgers, Shakes & Fries stores in Houston. “Adding the Great American Cookies franchise to our firm has allowed us to diversify our portfolio and drive significant profitable revenues with a proven business model. And our team loves sharing the fun of cookies with the community.”
Great American Cookies is owned by Global Franchise Group (GFG), which is a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising. GFG owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes quick-service restaurant franchise concepts Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamy, Pretzelmaker, and Hot Dog on a Stick.